Disaffirm vs Affirm - What's the difference?

disaffirm | affirm |

As verbs the difference between disaffirm and affirm

is that disaffirm is to deny, contradict or repudiate while affirm is to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.




(en verb)
  • To deny, contradict or repudiate
  • affirm



  • 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