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- Included in Strongs: Yes
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AFFIRM, verb transitive afferm' [Latin affirmo; ad and firmo, to make firm. See Firm.]
1. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to declare the existence of something; to maintain as true; opposed to deny.
Of one Jesus whom Paul affirmed to be alive. Acts 25:19.
2. To make firm; to establish, confirm or ratify; as, the Supreme court affirmed the judgment.
AFFIRM', verb intransitive To declare solemnly before a court or magistrate, for confirming a fact, or to have an affirmation administered to, by way of confirmation, or as a substitute for an oath; as, the witness affirmed to the fact, or he was affirmed to the fact.
AFFIRM'ABLE, adjective That may be asserted or declared; followed by of; as, an attribute affirmable of every just man.
1. Confirmation; ratification; as, the affirmance of a judgment; a statute in affirmance of common law.
2. Declaration; affirmation. [Little used.]
AFFIRM'ANT, noun One who affirms.
1. The act of affirming or asserting as true; opposed to negation or denial.
2. That which is asserted; position declared as true; averment.
3. Confirmation; ratification; an establishing of what had been before done or decreed.
4. A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath; which affirmation is in law equivalent to testimony given under oath.
1. That affirms, or asserts; declaratory of what exists; opposed to negative; as, an affirmative proposition.
2. Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.
3. In algebra, positive; a term applied to numbers which have the sign + plus, denoting addition, and opposed to negative, or such as have the sign - minus, denoting subtraction.
4. Positive; dogmatic. obsolete
AFFIRM'ATIVE, noun That side of a question which affirms or maintains; opposed to negative; as, there were seventy votes in the affirmative and thirty-five in the negative.
AFFIRM'ATIVELY, adverb In an affirmative manner; positively; on the affirmative side of a question; opposed to negatively.
AFFIRM'ED, participle passive Declared; asserted; averred; confirmed; ratified.
AFFIRM'ER, noun One who affirms.
AFFIRM'ING, participle present tense Asserting; declaring positively; confirming.