- state as a fact; assert strongly and publicly；declare one's support for; uphold; defend
verb: affirm, 3rd person present: affirms, gerund or present participle: affirming, past tense: affirmed, past participle: affirmed
- 1. state as a fact; assert strongly and publicly he affirmed the country's commitment to peace he affirmed that she was, indeed, a good editor 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ declare one's support for; uphold; defend the referendum affirmed the republic's right to secede 同義詞
- ▪ accept or confirm the validity of (a judgment or agreement); ratify.
- ▪ make a formal declaration rather than taking an oath (e.g., to testify truthfully).
- ▪ (of a court) uphold (a decision) on appeal.
- 2. offer (someone) emotional support or encouragement there are five common ways parents fail to affirm their children good teachers know that students need to be both affirmed and challenged
- ▪ give (life) a heightened sense of value, typically through the experience of something emotionally or spiritually uplifting it is a rich and challenging motion picture that both affirms life and emphasizes its fragility
- state emphatically or publicly: he affirmed the country's commitment to peace they affirmed that policies were to be judged by their contribution to social justice