What does confirm mean?

Definitions for confirm
kənˈfɜrmcon·firm

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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

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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. Southwest Airlines:

    We are deeply saddened to confirm that there is one fatality resulting from this accident. The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the customers, employees, family members and loved ones affected by this tragic event.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    We do not have to confirm someone to the highest law enforcement position in America if that someone is publicly committed to denigrating Congress, violating law.

  3. The CFIA:

    The CFIA is seeking to confirm the age of the animal, its history and how it became infected. The investigation will focus in on the feed supplied to this animal during the first year of its life.

  4. Justin Beck:

    The FDA has been diligent in avoiding political pressure by maintaining a balance of speed to market and obtaining data sufficient to provide emergency use authorization, while we cant yet confirm the long-term efficacy or safety of COVID-19 vaccines, there is enough data to confirm at least three are safe and effective.

  5. Shannon Rauch:

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

Images & Illustrations of confirm

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