What does confirm mean?

Definitions for confirm
kənˈfɜrmcon·firm

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.]

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

How to pronounce confirm?

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How to say confirm in sign language?

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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. The French prosecutor:

    It is therefore possible to confirm with certainty that the flaperon found on Reunion island on July 29, 2015 corresponds to the one from flight MH370.

  2. Shannon Rauch:

    Keep in mind that Facebook users are particularly likely to accept and share these if they confirm previously held beliefs.

  3. George Kinoti:

    I can confirm two police officers have lost their lives in the attack in Pandanguo in Lamu but the police are still currently fighting the militants.

  4. Bambang Soelistyo:

    I can confirm that what we found was the tail part from the pictures.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy successor this fall.

Images & Illustrations of confirm

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