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verb [transitive] affirm pronunciation in British English /əˈfɜː(r)m/
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present tense
present participleaffirming
past tenseaffirmed
past participleaffirmed
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  1. 1
    formal to state that something is true or that you agree with it, especially in public
    affirm (that):

    The minister affirmed that she would support any pro-European policy.

  2. 2
    formal to support something or make it stronger

    The company chose a name that would affirm its French identity.

  3. 3
    formal to show respect for and approval of someone, especially in public
  4. 4
    legal to promise to tell the truth in a court of law

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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