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affirm

Pronunciation: /əˈfɜːrm; əˈfɜːm/

Translation of affirm in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (assert) [commitment/innocence] declarar yes, they will, he affirmed —sí, lo harán —aseveró or declaró a pilgrimage to affirm their faith una peregrinación para manifestar públicamente su fe
    Example sentences
    • That the company's technology deficit should be so publicly acknowledged affirms that it longs to catch up: it doesn't usually publicize tactical withdrawals until long after the fact.
    • It was a beautiful ritual that allowed me to publicly affirm the vows that I had sworn so many years before.
    • In this way, he publicly affirmed his restored links with the left-wing, experts said.
    Example sentences
    • As part of the message, he affirmed the team's support for the struggle of the tribal people for dignity, respect and liberty.
    • While Legault affirmed his support for the 67-year-old leader, he said he could change his mind at a later date.
    • Willinsky notes that citations are often used for one's own purposes, to support or affirm a particular idea.
    1.2 (confirm, ratify) [Law/Derecho] [judgment/contract] ratificar*
    Example sentences
    • Judgment in favor of patentee respecting validity issues was affirmed on interlocutory appeal, in suit against the parent.
    • This wide discretion of the chief constable to keep the peace was affirmed by the House of Lords.
    • Three and one-half years later, the resulting Final Judgment affirms the validity of the original agreement.
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps, Madam Interpreter, rather than affirming or swearing you, it may be sufficient for the moment if you would explain to the applicant that I propose to send the case of him and his wife to the Federal Court.
    • What, I wondered, would that choleric gentleman have made of his decision, which was barely noted last week, to affirm rather than swear when taking his oath as First Minister at the Court of Session?
    • They benefited from the Toleration Act of 1689 and in 1696 were allowed to affirm rather than take an oath.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • jurar por su ( or mi etc) honor

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