Truly vs Affirm - What's the difference?
As an adverb truly
is in accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.
As a verb affirm is
to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.
* 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.27:
Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.
- He adds, very truly , that what was fatal to such philosophies as his was not Christianity but the Copernican theory.
- That is truly all I know.
- Truly , that is all I know.
- You are truly silly.
* well and truly
To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.
* Bible, Acts xxv. 19
- She affirmed that she would go when I asked her.
To support or encourage.
- Jesus, whom Paul affirmed to be alive
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.
- They did everything they could to affirm the children's self-confidence.
* affirmative action