The correct answer is state positively.
B. state positively
The correct answer is (B) To state or assert positively; to state strongly and publicly that something is true; to make formal declaration; to confirm or ratify.
Affirm comes from affirmare (Latin), meaning to strengthen, and afermer (Middle French).
Examples of use:
- He affirmed his intention to make significant changes in the near future.
- All members of the council affirmed their readiness to enforce the treaty.