affirm


affirm (http://definr.com/affirm)

     v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his
          story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the
          defendant" [syn: confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate,
           support] [ant: negate]
     2: to declare or affirm as true: "Before God I swear I am
        innocent." [syn: assert, avow, aver, swan, swear]
     3: say yes to