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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to state)
a. afirmar
The minister affirmed that the educational reform is now the government's top priority.La ministra afirmó que la reforma educativa es en estos momentos la prioridad absoluta del gobierno.
b. declarar
The owners of several local business have affirmed their support for the initiative.Los dueños de varias empresas locales declararon su apoyo a la iniciativa.
c. aseverar
The witness affirmed that he had received a call from the defendant offering him money in exchange for information.El testigo aseveró haber recibido una llamada del acusado ofreciéndole dinero a cambio de información.
2. (to declare valid)
a. confirmar
Both parties appeared before the judge to affirm the agreement.Ambas partes comparecieron ante el juez para confirmar el acuerdo.
b. ratificar
The apellate court affirmed the decision of the district court to refuse him financial compensation.El tribunal de apelación ratificó la decisión del tribunal de distrito de denegarle una compensación económica.
3. (to give emotional support)
a. apoyar
It is very important for adolescents to feel affirmed by those around them.Para un adolescente es muy importante sentirse apoyado por su entorno.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. afirmar
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affirm [əˈfɜːm]
transitive verb
(state) afirmar; aseverar; (confirm) confirmar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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