Affirm vs Assertive - What's the difference?

affirm | assertive |


As a verb affirm

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

As an adjective assertive is

boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive.

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

    assertive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive
  • Derived terms

    * assertiveness