Approval vs Affirm - What's the difference?

approval | affirm |


As a noun approval

is an expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing or event meets requirements.

As a verb affirm is

to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

approval

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing or event meets requirements.
  • I need to get an approval on this purchase order.
  • An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
  • Words of approval never seem to come from him.
  • (especially, philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
  • Synonyms

    * (expression granting permission or indicating agreement) approbation, sanction * (expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement) commendation

    affirm

    English

    Verb

  • To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
  • She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.
  • To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.
  • * Bible, Acts xxv. 19
  • Jesus, whom Paul affirmed to be alive
  • To support or encourage.
  • They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.
  • To make firm; to confirm, or ratify; especially (legal) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appelate court for review.
  • Antonyms

    * deny

    See also

    * affirmative action * confirm