affirm

Definitions

General English

Law

  • verb to state that you will tell the truth, though without swearing an oath
  • verb to confirm that something is correct

Politics

  • verb to promise allegiance to the monarch, when the Oath of Allegiance is considered inappropriate on religious or other grounds
  • verb to support or approve of something publicly
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