Synonyms for affirming

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-furm
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɜrm

Top 10 synonyms for affirming Other synonyms for the word affirming

Définition of affirming

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.
  • verb declare the truth of something
Example sentences :
  • He concluded by affirming that he could not start in less time than seven or eight days.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • She took his part, affirming that he would not have been so wicked if it had not been for the drink.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • Do you see then, Socrates, how great is the difficulty of affirming the ideas to be absolute?
  • Extract from : « Parmenides » by Plato
  • He hurried off a moment later, affirming that he was late at the bank already.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In affirming this he did his work injustice: it was much more than that.
  • Extract from : « Erasmus and the Age of Reformation » by Johan Huizinga
  • We must value everything in its own kind, affirming what it is, and not regretting what it is not.
  • Extract from : « The Gate of Appreciation » by Carleton Noyes
  • I have no hesitation in affirming that it is a perfect masterpiece in its kind.
  • Extract from : « Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay » by George Otto Trevelyan
  • Cedarquist had excused himself, affirming that he must look out for his women folk.
  • Extract from : « The Octopus » by Frank Norris
  • M. Villey quotes Diderot as affirming that the blind cannot imagine.
  • Extract from : « Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge » by Alexander Philip
  • Whether this refers to Miss Barbara or not, there is no affirming.
  • Extract from : « History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) » by Thomas Carlyle

Antonyms for affirming

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