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assert, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, certify, confirm, declare, maintain, pronounce, ratify, state, swear, testify  
   deny, disallow, rebut, refute, reject, renounce, repudiate, rescind, retract  
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  ( affirms    3rd person present)   ( affirming    present participle)   ( affirmed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you affirm that something is true or that something exists, you state firmly and publicly that it is true or exists.  

The House of Lords affirmed that the terms of a contract cannot be rewritten retrospectively.      V that  
...a speech in which he affirmed a commitment to lower taxes...      V n  
`This place is a dump,' affirmed Miss T.      V with quote  
  affirmation     ( affirmations    plural)    n-var  
The ministers issued an affirmation of their faith in the system.     
2       verb   If an event affirms something, it shows that it is true or exists.  

Everything I had accomplished seemed to affirm that opinion.      V n  
  affirmation      n-uncount   also a N  
The high turnout was an affirmation of the importance that the voters attached to the election.     

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affair, affirmation, affirmative, affix

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