- 1The action or process of affirming something: he nodded in affirmation [count noun]: an affirmation of basic human valuesMore example sentences
- Girls feel enhanced by continuous social affirmation while boys feel diminished.
- The girl was silent for a moment, then she nodded, grunting in affirmation.
- The nun's words were punctuated silently by her sisters' nods of affirmation.
- 1.1 [count noun] Law A formal declaration by a person who declines to take an oath.More example sentences
- Perhaps we might also ask whether he will take an oath or make an affirmation in respect of those matters of fact which he is going to put before us.
- This was treated by both sides as a direction that affidavits or affirmations were to be evidence at this trial, even though the deponents did not attend for cross-examination.
- Magistrates upon appointment take oaths or make affirmations in the same form as Justices of this Court and the members of other federal courts.
- 2Emotional support or encouragement: the lack of one or both parents' affirmation leaves some children emotionally crippledMore example sentences
- Readers might be looking for entertainment, information, affirmation or help.
- Some kids desperately wanted affirmation for each scribbled line; others wanted to team up with buddies to horse around or draw baseball players.
- This also makes them ideal for artists or art students seeking inspiration or affirmation.
late Middle English: from Latin affirmatio(n-), from the verb affirmare (see affirm).