What does confirm mean?

Definitions for confirm
kənˈfɜrmcon·firm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmverb

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

  2. confirm, reassertverb

    strengthen or make more firm

    "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

  3. confirmverb

    make more firm

    "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

  4. confirmverb

    support a person for a position

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

  5. confirmverb

    administer the rite of confirmation to

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

Wiktionary

  1. confirmverb

    To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.

  2. confirmverb

    To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.

  3. confirmverb

    To assure the accuracy of previous statements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confirmverb

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

  2. Confirmverb

    to strengthen in judgment or purpose

  3. Confirmverb

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

  4. Confirmverb

    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. Confirmverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. confirm

    To provide or support with data, information or fact.

    They did confirm they would get married as they loved each other with all the heart and soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of confirm in a Sentence

  1. Jane Ellison:

    Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will need to confirm whether they consent to the regulations applying to those parts of the UK.

  2. Richard Land:

    That would help pro-lifers a lot, ted would be easy to confirm, too. A lot of senators would vote for him just to get him out of the Senate. Mitch McConnell might lead the fight.

  3. Heidi Heitkamp:

    After meeting her and talking with former leaders in our intelligence community, I have concluded that Gina Haspel meets these standards. I am therefore planning to vote to confirm her as Director of CIA, but this was not an easy decision. Ms. Haspel's involvement in torture is deeply troubling, as my friend and colleague, John McCain, so eloquently reminded us. However, Acting Director Haspel explained to me that the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and has assured me that it will not do so in the future.

  4. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    Should this in fact confirm the misgivings expressed by IG BCE and Verdi of an industry meltdown with a considerable loss of jobs, then the economy ministry will of course change its proposals to achieve its climate targets.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula, we are against it and consider it counterproductive, damaging, dangerous.

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