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affirm

Confirm, ratify, positively acknowledge as correct. One may affirm a statement in an affidavit.Witnesses may affirm that all testimony to be given will be true and accurate.

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Affirmation of one object, according to Wallace, has a way of spreading to others.
In our deans' affirmation ceremony, there is a presentation of the new official's plans and visioning and, as I rib many of the deans, a time for 'parinig,' meaning they can talk about needing more funds for their projects, while looking at the chancellor.
The benefits of positive affirmations have been clinically proven in many instances to improve self-confidence, and even heal disease and sickness.
Cuddle up with a daily affirmation mug, inspired by energetic wisdom.
The new affirmation is not a revision of the 1982 document but is intended to bring new issues and convictions to the next WCC assembly in 2013, since the context of mission and evangelism has changed significantly during the last three decades.
World-class athletes understand the value of affirmation and recognize the impact of their mental preparation on their physical performance.
Lucky to be a teacher; life-changing affirmations for positive classrooms, 2d ed.
My theory is that it's the dual forces of societal condemnation and sexual affirmation.
Using a relaxation technique, remembering a past personal best-performance and repeating affirmations are experiences that set the stage for the fourth key step, mental rehearsal.
Support and affirmation and encouragement fit the rubric of psychosocial functions.
At this point, the argument tends to become a tad reductionist for my taste, as hobbyists appear without their own agency and as victims of capitalist machination--"as disguised affirmation, hobbies were a Trojan horse that brought the ideology of the factory and office to the parlour.
It is a densely written look into the cultural and psychological depths of Shakespeare's tragedies, deconstructing the patriarchal discourse of the plays and finding in successive layers of imagery and cultural reference the echoes of the suppressed feminine that "resonate" or "reverberate" behind its cultural affirmations.