Attested vs Affirmed - What's the difference?

attested | affirmed |

As verbs the difference between attested and affirmed

is that attested is (attest) while affirmed is (affirm).

As an adjective attested

is proven; shown to be true with evidence.




  • (attest)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Proven; shown to be true with evidence
  • Supported with testimony
  • Certified as good, correct, or pure
  • * 1599 , , First Folio edition, Act V, Scene 1:
  • A Contract of eternall bond of loue,
    Confirm'd by mutuall ioynder of your hands,
    Atte?ted by the holy clo?e of lippes,
  • (linguistics) Of words or languages, proven to have existed by records.
  • *
  • A term should be included if it's likely that someone would run accross it and want to know what it means. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is attested' and ' idiomatic .
  • * The word slæpwerig'' (sleep-weary) is attested in the Exeter Book in the form ''slæpwerigne .
  • See also

    * approved * cited * documented * proved * supported English autological terms




  • (affirm)

  • 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