Definition of affirmo, adfirmo
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LNS
affirmō, affirmāre, affirmāvī, affirmātus
adfirmō, adfirmāre, adfirmāvī, adfirmātus
ad, firmo
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. To present, as fixed, firm, certain, true
  2. to assert, maintain, aver, declare, asseverate, affirm
  3. To give confirmation, to strengthen, to confirm, corroborate, sanction
Abbreviations
af-firmo (better adf-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. To present a thing in words, as fixed, firm, i. e. certain, true; to assert, maintain, aver, declare, asseverate, affirm: dicendum est mihi, sed ita, nihil ut adfirmem, quaeram omnia, Cic. Div. 2, 3; so id. Att. 13, 23; id. Brut. 1, 1: jure jurando, Liv. 29, 23: quidam plures Deo ortos adfirmant, Tac. G. 2; cf. id. Agr. 10: adfirmavit non daturum se, he protested that he would give nothing, Suet. Aug. 42.

—Impers.: atque affirmatur, Tac. H. 2, 49.

—Hence, To give confirmation of the truth of a thing, to strengthen, to confirm, corroborate, sanction: adfirmare spem alicui, Liv. 1, 1: opinionem, id. 32, 35: dicta alicujus, id. 28, 2: aliquid auctoritate sua, id. 26, 24: populi Romani virtutem armis, Tac. H. 4, 73: secuta anceps valetudo iram Deūm adfirmavit, id. A. 14, 22.

—Hence, * affirmanter (adf-), adv. (of the absol. P. a. affirmans), with assurance or certainty, assuredly: praedicere aliquid, Gell. 14, 1, 24; and: af-firmātē (adf-), adv. (of the absol. P. a. affirmatus), with asseveration, with assurance, certainly, assuredly, positively: quod adfirmate, quasi Deo teste promiserit, id tenendum est, Cic. Off. 3, 29.

—Sup.: adfirmatissime scribere aliquid, Gell. 10, 12, 9.
 
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