Synonyms for affirms

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

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Définition of affirms

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 :
  • A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • That is what you say: that is what Albert Barnes affirms in his philosophy.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • That the letter was read, Nanny, who is truth itself, affirms she saw.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The third remains, which affirms that only certain things communicate with certain other things.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • Does he who affirms this mean to say that motion is rest, or rest motion?
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • Plato affirms, almost in so many words, that nature abhors a vacuum.
  • Extract from : « Timaeus » by Plato
  • Onoma, a name, affirms the real existence of that which is sought after—on ou masma estin.
  • Extract from : « Cratylus » by Plato
  • Markham affirms that the words mean "A chance, or lucky, game-cock!"
  • Extract from : « South American Fights and Fighters » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • The first quality of both he affirms to be indestructibility.
  • Extract from : « Fragments of science, V. 1-2 » by John Tyndall
  • I dread to utter it, for all approve what the prince Palatine affirms.
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 6, June 1810 » by Various

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