Synonyms for affirm
- cross heart
- have a lock on
- lock up
- nail down
- put on ice
- say so
- swear on bible
- swear up and down
Antonyms for affirm
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFIRM
It is said that my reply was very eloquent, but I cannot affirm that that reply was really made by me.
Then, if we do not know it, why do we affirm that it exists?
Some affirm that they inhabit now on one side of the river, now on another.
All did him the justice to affirm that while there he behaved like a hero.
This I can affirm—Lucien is not the worst member of the Bonaparte family.
So likely too, seeing that I affirm injustice to be profitable and justice not.
Their instinctive dislike to pleasure leads them to affirm that pleasure is only the absence of pain.
And you may affirm this in a proposition to your companion, or make the remark mentally to yourself.
It must affirm itself, or no forms of logic or of oath can give it evidence.
We cannot affirm that words have no meaning when taken out of their connexion in the history of thought.
c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AFFIRM
- bring to light
- cop a plea
- go into details
- let on
- make known
- open up
- own up
- subscribe to