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affirm

 
Verb affirm has 3 senses
  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
    Antonyms: negate, contradict
    Derived form: noun affirmation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
    --2 is one way to declare
    Derived forms: noun affirmation2, noun affirmation1, noun affirmer1
    Sample sentence:
    They affirm that there was a traffic accident
  3. affirm - say yes to
    Derived form: noun affirmation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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