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  1. affirm

    • IPA[əˈfəːm]


    • v.
      state emphatically or publicly;declare one's support for; uphold; defend
    • verb: affirm, 3rd person present: affirms, gerund or present participle: affirming, past tense: affirmed, past participle: affirmed

    • 釋義


    • 1. state emphatically or publicly he affirmed the country's commitment to peace they affirmed that policies were to be judged by their contribution to social justice 同義詞 declare, state, assert, aver, proclaim, ... 更多反義詞 deny
    • declare one's support for; uphold; defend the referendum affirmed the republic's right to secede 同義詞 uphold, support, defend, maintain, confirm, ... 更多
    • accept or confirm the validity of (a judgement or agreement); ratify the Court of Appeal affirmed a decision of the High Court
    • make a formal declaration rather than taking an oath he refused to take the oath but chose simply to affirm on being admitted to the Privy Council
    • 2. offer (someone) emotional support or encouragement there are five common ways parents fail to affirm their children good teachers know that students need to be both affirmed and challenged
    • give (life) a heightened sense of value, typically through the experience of something emotionally or spiritually uplifting it is a rich and challenging motion picture that both affirms life and emphasizes its fragility