To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively. (verb)
Examples of word affirm
The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens, than that which I now affirm is true.
Christ came into existence before Abraham did (as Arians affirm is the meaning), but that He never came into being at all, but existed before
The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens, than that which I now affirm is true (30). [
Against this view it can hardly be thought to militate that the Batak does not in set terms affirm his external soul to be in his totem, but alleges other grounds for respecting the sacred animal or plant of his clan.
For to affirm is to determine; now, every determination, to be true, must be reached empirically.
Philologists of yet greater name affirm that it was meant to designate _pre-eminence_, and therefore ought to be written _ante_, before, from the Latin, a language now pretty well forgotten, though the authors who wrote in it are still preserved in French translations.
What pure Christianity is, divested of all its ornaments, appendages, and corruption, I pretend not to say; but what it is not, I will venture to affirm, which is, that it is not the offspring of fraud or fiction: such, on