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affirm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaffirmaf‧firm /əˈfɜːm $ -ɜːrm/ ●○○ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 SAY/STATEto state publicly that something is true syn confirm 🔊 The general affirmed rumors of an attack.affirm that 🔊 A spokesman for the company affirmed that a merger was likely.2 PROVEto strengthen a feeling, belief, or idea 🔊 He claims that modern physics affirms his Christian beliefs.affirmation /ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən $ ˌæfər-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
affirmThere are moral standards that we must affirm for our children.The hospice affirms life, and recognises dying as a normal process.The appeals-court panel yesterday affirmed that presidents enjoy total immunity only from suits concerning their official actions.It is therefore our duty to affirm the judgment ordering Bakke admitted to the University.The Supreme Court has affirmed the lower court's ruling.The National Assembly on Dec. 6 enacted a law affirming the right to form political parties and simplifying registration procedures.Each, in its disproportionate way, affirms the truth of evolution.Without ever straining for effect, Brook's lustrous production affirms the unending richness of theatrical simplicity.But the abuses of our religious traditions should not keep us from affirming their call to compassion.affirm thatThe Church Fathers of the first three centuries affirmed that all of the natural world was essentially and equally good.It might be safely affirmed that almost all occupations more or less affect the health.His appointment was welcomed particularly in the United States, and Bessmertnykh affirmed that he would continue Shevardnadze's foreign policy.Aristotle might affirm that it was impossible for another cosmos like our own to exist.The appeals-court panel yesterday affirmed that presidents enjoy total immunity only from suits concerning their official actions.The general affirmed that rumors of the attack were true.
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Verb table
affirm
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyaffirm
he, she, itaffirms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaffirmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave affirmed
he, she, ithas affirmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad affirmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill affirm
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have affirmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam affirming
he, she, itis affirming
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you, we, theyare affirming
Past
I, he, she, itwas affirming
you, we, theywere affirming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been affirming
he, she, ithas been affirming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been affirming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be affirming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been affirming
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