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v. af·firmed, af·firm·ing, af·firms
1. To declare positively; assert to be true: a philosopher affirming the existence of free will; a document affirming that each student has completed the course.
2. To declare support for or belief in: affirm the right to self-determination.
3. Law To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm: The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision.
v.intr. Law
To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.

[Middle English affermen, from Old French afermer, from Latin affirmāre : ad-, ad- + firmāre, to strengthen (from firmus, strong; see dher- in Indo-European roots).]

af·firm′a·ble adj.
af·firm′a·bly adv.
af·fir′mant adj. & n.
af·firm′er n.


having the ability to be verified or confirmed
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Adj.1.affirmable - capable of being affirmed or asserted; "a quality affirmable of every member of the family"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
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While Maritain explicated this ideal of democratic character theoretically as conditioned de facto by supernatural grace and the influence of the gospel, he was confident that in practice its upholding would not necessitate any particular religious confession, that is, that this ideal would be affirmable by those holding a wide range of comprehensive doctrines.