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af·firm

 (ə-fûrm′)
v. af·firmed, af·firm·ing, af·firms
v.tr.
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.
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Noun1.Affirmed - thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
Translations

affirmed

a. afirmado-a, confirmado-a, ratificado-a.
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A CELEBRATED Divine having affirmed the fallibility of the Bible, was asked why, then, he preached the religion founded upon it.
Richardson at the vicarage: she affirmed that he wished it no less than herself, and that such an arrangement could not fail to benefit all parties; for my mother's society and experience would be of inestimable value to them, and they would do all they could to make her happy.
Several were of opinion that the best way would be to kill us all at once, and affirmed that no other means were left of re-establishing order and tranquillity in the kingdom.
Some were so infatuated with their apprehensions that they undertook to describe the camp of the Portuguese, and affirmed that they had heard the report of their cannons.
But see the consequence:--Many a man who is ignorant of human nature has friends who are bad friends, and in that case he ought to do harm to them; and he has good enemies whom he ought to benefit; but, if so, we shall be saying the very opposite of that which we affirmed to be the meaning of Simonides.
So his mother told him a story that her own mother had told to her, when she herself was younger than little Ernest; a story, not of things that were past, but of what was yet to come; a story, nevertheless, so very old, that even the Indians, who formerly inhabited this valley, had heard it from their forefathers, to whom, as they affirmed, it had been murmured by the mountain streams, and whispered by the wind among the tree-tops.
The inhabitants, his old neighbors and their grown-up children, were resolved to welcome the renowned warrior with a salute of cannon and a public dinner; and all the more enthusiastically, it being affirmed that now, at last, the likeness of the Great Stone Face had actually appeared.
He had a large pair of bellows, with a long slender muzzle of ivory: this he conveyed eight inches up the anus, and drawing in the wind, he affirmed he could make the guts as lank as a dried bladder.
The artist himself was at that time busy upon two great designs; the first, to sow land with chaff, wherein he affirmed the true seminal virtue to be contained, as he demonstrated by several experiments, which I was not skilful enough to comprehend.
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Ras Al Khaimah has announced that its 'A' rating with a Stable Outlook has been affirmed by global agency Fitch Ratings.
The official affirmed that 15 mercenaries were killed when the engineering units ambushed them off Aleeb crossing, Asir, the official said, adding that dozens of mercenaries were killed when the army destroyed their military vehicle in al-Hadid front.