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verb [transitive] affirm pronunciation in British English /əˈfɜː(r)m/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaffirm
he/she/itaffirms
present participleaffirming
past tenseaffirmed
past participleaffirmed
  1. 1
    formal to state that something is true or that you agree with it, especially in public
    The school affirmed its commitment to its students.
    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. 4
    legal to promise to tell the truth in a court of law
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