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English translation of 'affirmer'

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[afiʀme ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (prétendre) to maintainto claim
affirmer que to maintain thatto claim that
Il a affirmé que c’était la vérité. He claimed it was the truth.
2.  [autorité, volonté, personnalité] to assert
see also s’affirmer

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Example Sentences Including 'affirmer'

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Bref, Bourdinet cherchait à s'affirmer, sa jeunesse lui pesait.
Colombier, Jean Béloni
Elle les avait quittés pour ressusciter, s'affirmer, s'affranchir, être enfin !
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Elle préfère toujours investir dans un vêtement rare, ce qui lui permet d'affirmer sa personnalité !
Marie Claire
Il faut avoir un estomac incroyable pour oser affirmer que le projet présenté hier en Conseil des ministres va servir cette priorité.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
La contradiction se serait alors manifestée, d'une façon que l'on peut affirmer plus réelle, dans les mots.
Michel, Dr François-Bernard & Gazaix, Dr Pierre Pour en finir avec les maladies psychosomatiques
Le PS, dit -il, doit affirmer son projet et ensuite passer un contrat de gouvernement avec les autres partis de gauche.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)

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'affirmer' in Other Languages

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.
British English: assert VERB
If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly.
Both men vigorously asserted their innocence.


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