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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.
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·fir′mant adj. & n.
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|Noun||1.||affirmer - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"|
communicator - a person who communicates with others
postulator - someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
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