confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
"his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
strengthen or make more firm
"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
make more firm
"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
support a person for a position
"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
administer the rite of confirmation to
"the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
to make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise
to strengthen in judgment or purpose
to give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor
to render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty
to administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-fėrm′, v.t. to strengthen: to fix or establish: to ratify: to verify: to assure: to admit to full communion.—adj. Confirm′able.—n. Confirmā′tion, a making firm or sure: convincing proof: the rite by which persons are admitted to full communion in the R.C., Greek, Lutheran, Anglican, and other Churches.—adjs. Confirm′ative, tending to confirm; Confirm′atory, giving additional strength to: confirming; Confirmed′, settled: inveterate.—ns. Confirmee′, one to whom anything is confirmed; Confirm′er; Confirm′ing. [O. Fr. confermer—L. confirmāre—con, inten., and firmāre—firmus, firm.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3736
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3479
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Verbs Frequency: #256
The numerical value of confirm in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of confirm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.
Long-term studies are essential to confirm or not confirm these results.
I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe.
I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
We have our fingers crossed it is the black box, divers need to confirm. Unfortunately it seems it's off from the tail. But the divers need to confirm the position.
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Translations for confirm
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- потвърждавам, подкрепям, утвърждавамBulgarian
- bestätigen, bekräftigenGerman
- konfirmoida, vakuuttaa, vahvistaaFinnish
- megerősít, konfirmál, bérmálHungarian
- cresimare, confermareItalian
- bestätegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, bekfrefte, forsikre om, stadfesteNorwegian
- beamen, bevestigenDutch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, stadfesteNorwegian Nynorsk
- bierzmować, potwierdzaćPolish
- firmar, confirmarPortuguese
- подкрепля́ть, подкрепи́ть, укрепля́ть, уси́лить, подтвержда́ть, уси́ливать, подтверди́ть, укрепи́тьRussian
- potvŕditi, krȉzmati, učvŕstiti, utvŕditiSerbo-Croatian
- konfirmera, bekräfta, befästa, försäkraSwedish
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