Definition of 'affirm'

See related content

Synonyms of "affirm"
Synonyms of "affirm"
French Translation of "affirm"
French Translation of "affirm"
Word lists "Law terms"
Word lists "Law terms"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : cynophilist
Word of the day : cynophilist
Spanish Translation of "affirm"
Spanish Translation of "affirm"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'affirm'

Example sentences containing 'affirm'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Connect in ways that affirm the importance of relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new government should affirm its commitment to the notion of universities as places of humane scholarship as well as of scientific research. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But we have also used the past four years to change our party and affirm our commitment to the values of our public services. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Premier himself stepping onto the podium at the end to affirm the importance of music in national life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A lower court affirmed the ruling last week, prompting an appeal by the companies involved. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A federal appeals court affirmed the district court's ruling. Christianity Today (2000)Unsurprisingly, each artist affirms the importance of getting on with your co-writer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is affirming the importance of sound teaching, of moral guidance, and of good laws. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Word Lists

Law terms

Trends of 'affirm'

In Common Usage. affirm is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'affirm'

British English: affirm VERB
If you affirm that something is true or that something exists, you state firmly and publicly that it is true or exists.
The court affirmed that the information can be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.


Definition of affirm from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access