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Negate vs. Affirm

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Negateverb

To deny the existence, evidence, or truth of; to contradict.

‘The investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.’;

Affirmverb

To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

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

Negateverb

To nullify or cause to be ineffective.

‘Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.’; ‘Persecution can be negated through exposure.’;

Affirmverb

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

Negateverb

To be negative; bring or cause negative results.

‘a pessimism that always negates’;

Affirmverb

To support or encourage.

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

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Negateverb

(computing) To perform the NOT operation on.

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.

Negateverb

be in contradiction with

Affirmverb

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

Negateverb

deny the truth of

Affirmverb

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

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

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Negateverb

prove negative; show to be false

Affirmverb

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

Negateverb

make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of;

‘Her optimism neutralizes his gloom’; ‘This action will negate the effect of my efforts’;

Affirmverb

To declare or assert positively.

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

Affirmverb

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

Affirmverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

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

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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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