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Affirm vs. Assent

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Affirmverb

To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

‘She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.’;

Assentverb

(intransitive) To agree; to give approval.

Affirmverb

To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.

Assentverb

(intransitive) To admit a thing as true.

Affirmverb

To support or encourage.

‘They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.’;

Assentnoun

agreement; act of agreeing

‘I will give this act my assent.’;

Affirmverb

To make firm; to confirm, or ratify; especially (legal) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.

Assentverb

To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.

‘Who informed the governor . . . And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.’; ‘The princess assented to all that was suggested.’;

Affirmverb

to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.

Assentnoun

The act of assenting; the act of the mind in admitting or agreeing to anything; concurrence with approval; consent; agreement; acquiescence.

‘Faith is the assent to any proposition, on the credit of the proposer.’; ‘The assent, if not the approbation, of the prince.’; ‘Too many people read this ribaldry with assent and admiration.’;

Affirmverb

To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; - opposed to deny.

‘Jesus, . . . whom Paul affirmed to be alive.’;

Assentnoun

agreement with a statement or proposal to do something;

‘he gave his assent eagerly’; ‘a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly’;

Affirmverb

To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4.

Assentverb

to agree or express agreement;

‘The Maestro assented to the request for an encore’;

Affirmverb

To declare or assert positively.

‘Not that I so affirm, though so it seemTo thee, who hast thy dwelling here on earth.’;

Assentnoun

the expression of approval or agreement

‘a loud murmur of assent’; ‘he nodded assent’;

Affirmverb

To make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation.

Assentnoun

official agreement or sanction

‘the act was given the Royal Assent’;

Affirmverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

‘his story confirmed my doubts’; ‘The evidence supports the defendant’;

Assentverb

express approval or agreement

‘the Prime Minister assented to the change’; ‘‘Guest house, then,’ Frank assented cheerfully’;

Affirmverb

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;

‘Before God I swear I am innocent’;

Affirmverb

say yes to

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