how to pronounce affirm


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affirm is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of affirm in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… analysts and dealers affirm the practice …”

meanings of affirm


  1. To support or encourage.
  2. To agree, verify or concur; to answer positively.
  3. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true.
  4. To make firm; to confirm, or ratify; especially (law) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.

affirm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word affirm occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics affirm can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that affirm can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to affirm


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