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affirmation

  
  
assertion, asseveration, attestation, averment, avouchment, avowal, certification, confirmation, declaration, oath, pronouncement, ratification, statement, testimony  
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affirm

  
  ( 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.  
FORMAL  
(=assert)  

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.  
FORMAL  
(=confirm)  

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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