Pronunciation: (u-fûrm'),[key] —v.t. 1. to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one's loyalty to one's country; He affirmed that all was well. 2. to confirm or ratify: The appellate court affirmed the judgment of the lower court. 3. to assert solemnly: He affirmed his innocence. 4. to express agreement with or commitment to; uphold; support: to affirm human rights.
—v.i. Law. a. to state something solemnly before a court or magistrate, but without oath.
b. to ratify and accept a voidable transaction.
c. (of an appellate court) to determine that the action of the lower court shall stand.