affirm affirm  /ə ˈfɜrm/


  1. (v) say yes to
  2. (v) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
  3. (v) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true


  1. And inevitably the criticism arrived as well, dressed up in social science and scholarly glee at the semiotics of girls kneeling beneath raised swords to affirm their purity.
  2. We affirm that homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
  3. I also affirm that any exposure of citizens and their assets to harm will inevitably serve the occupation.


  1. Missouri Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Red-Light Safety Cameras

    Today's ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals of Eastern Missouri upholds the constitutionality of red-light safety camera programs, and affirms the City of St. Louis' authority to regulate traffic safety ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Mass. high court partially overturns landmark tobacco case award

    The state’s highest court has partially overturned a landmark verdict against Lorillard Tobacco Co. that alleged the company designed cigarettes solely to attract younger smokers, addicting a Boston woman who later died of lung cancer. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the award of compensatory damages to the woman’s son and her estate, but struck down the award of punitive damages. “We affirm ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Affirm XL, Inc. Re-launches U.S. Made Sexual Enhancement Dietary Supplement

    LADERA RANCH, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirm XL, Inc. today announced Affirm XL Dietary Supplement, now manufactured in the U.S., meets all FDA guidelines.  Three years ago, the Company conducted an internal recall of this supplement, which was produced in Korea,...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: PR Newswire


  1. "We need to act in concert for a simple reason: This crisis proved and events continue to affirm that our national economies are inextricably linked," Obama said on the White House lawn before leaving for Canada. "At the G-20 summit this...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. Speaking on Independence Day to a group of Americans, he said, "We gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Bahama Islands Info

  3. Leading a Mass in Nationals Park in Washington Thursday, Benedict asked the thousands of parishioners who crammed the stadium to "love your priests, and to affirm them in the excellent work that they do."
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: USA Today

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