Affirm the right to self-determination.
To show proof of one's age and date of birth for the purchase of alcohol is an example of to affirm.
A philosopher affirming the existence of free will; a document affirming that each student has completed the course.
The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision.
Origin of affirm
- Middle English affermen from Old French afermer from Latin affirmāre ad- ad- firmāre to strengthen (from firmus strong dher- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition