What does the word affirm mean?

Usage examples for affirm

  1. I'll affirm that they have one mark of merit, which is your lordship's approbation; and that they are indebted to fortune for two other great advantages, a place in good company, and an honourable protection. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  2. It is fashionable now to deny original sin, and equally fashionable to affirm 'heredity, ' which is the same thing, put into scientific language. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  3. It is only to a certain extent that we can affirm that the prophecy found its final fulfilment in this event, viz. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg