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affirm

An air traffic control term meaning “yes.” Normally, the shorter form, “affirm,” is used.
References in classic literature ?
And there are people who affirm that such a thing as distance exists.
We must affirm nothing until we are in a position to do so.
Yes," replied Barbicane; "Herschel has put forward an opinion, but he did not venture to affirm it.
The Gauchos unanimously affirm, and there is no reason to doubt their statement, that the male bird alone hatches the eggs, and for some time afterwards accompanies the young.
And this is a lesson which I suspect you must have learnt out of Homer; for he, speaking of Autolycus, the maternal grandfather of Odysseus, who is a favourite of his, affirms that