• State as a fact; assert strongly and publicly
  • Declare one's support for; uphold or defend
  • Accept or confirm the validity of (a judgment or agreement); ratify
  • Make a formal declaration rather than taking an oath (e.g., to testify truthfully)
  • (of a court) Uphold (a decision) on appeal
  • Offer (someone) emotional support or encouragement
  • AFFIRM, to state positively [v]