Confirm vs Affirm - What's the difference?

confirm | affirm |

Confirm is a see also of affirm.

As verbs the difference between confirm and affirm

is that confirm is to strengthen; to make firm or resolute while affirm is to agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.



Alternative forms

* confirme (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
  • (Christianity) To administer the sacrament of confirmation on (someone).
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
  • Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, was baptized and confirmed at the age of three days.
  • To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
  • Antonyms

    * infirm * disconfirm * deny * dispute * contradict * question

    See also

    * verify * corroborate * establish * prove




  • 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