Part of speech: verb

To state positively; maintain; assert; aver; make affirmation.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.