Affirm vs Assertion - What's the difference?

affirm | assertion |


As a verb affirm

is to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.

As a noun assertion is

the act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.

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

    assertion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
  • Maintenance; vindication; as, the assertion of one's rights or prerogatives.
  • (computing) A statement in a program asserting a condition expected to be true at a particular point, used in debugging.
  • Anagrams

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