What does confirm mean?

Definitions for confirmkənˈfɜrm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word confirm.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. confirm, reassert(verb)

    strengthen or make more firm

    "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

  3. confirm(verb)

    make more firm

    "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

  4. confirm(verb)

    support a person for a position

    "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"

  5. confirm(verb)

    administer the rite of confirmation to

    "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

Wiktionary

  1. confirm(Verb)

    To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.

  2. confirm(Verb)

    To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.

  3. confirm(Verb)

    To assure the accuracy of previous statements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confirm(verb)

    to make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise

  2. Confirm(verb)

    to strengthen in judgment or purpose

  3. Confirm(verb)

    to give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor

  4. Confirm(verb)

    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

  5. Confirm(verb)

    to administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confirm

    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. confirmārecon, inten., and firmārefirmus, firm.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3736

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3479

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Verbs Frequency: #256

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confirm in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confirm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leo Rosten:

    Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.

  2. Andrea Azcarate-Peril:

    Long-term studies are essential to confirm or not confirm these results.

  3. James Lileks:

    I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe.

  4. Gerald R. Ford:

    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.

  5. Santoso Sayogo:

    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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