Affirm vs Assert - What's the difference?

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Affirm is a synonym of assert.


As verbs the difference between affirm and assert

is that affirm is to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively while assert is to declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

As a noun assert is

(computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

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

    assert

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computer science) an assert statement; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=Colin Allen , title=Do I See What You See? , volume=100, issue=2, page=168 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Numerous experimental tests and other observations have been offered in favor of animal mind reading, and although many scientists are skeptical, others assert that humans are not the only species capable of representing what others do and don’t perceive and know.}}
    he would often assert his beliefs to us
  • To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
  • to assert one's authority
    Salman Rushdie has asserted his right ... to be identified as the author of this work
  • To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
  • The quasi-judicial pre-grant process of asserting patent rights and appeals procedures during patent examination; 'to assert' patent rights means to defend or maintain patent rights.
  • (computer science) To make true; to make equal to 1. (rfex)
  • Synonyms

    * affirm * asseverate * aver

    Anagrams

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