Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFIRMS

A philosophy that denies our knowledge of the Real and affirms our ignorance of the Apparent.

That is what you say: that is what Albert Barnes affirms in his philosophy.

That the letter was read, Nanny, who is truth itself, affirms she saw.

Does he who affirms this mean to say that motion is rest, or rest motion?

The third remains, which affirms that only certain things communicate with certain other things.

Plato affirms, almost in so many words, that nature abhors a vacuum.

Onoma, a name, affirms the real existence of that which is sought after—on ou masma estin.

Markham affirms that the words mean "A chance, or lucky, game-cock!"

The first quality of both he affirms to be indestructibility.

I dread to utter it, for all approve what the prince Palatine affirms.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.