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. Bobi Wine:

    There are allegations -- they are alleging that they were tortured by security forces. There is already a case file open to investigating their allegations of torture, so the allegations of torture has also to be proven by medical examinations. I can not believe what they're saying unless the medical personnel confirm to us that they were indeed tortured. Until the medical team from the government ascertain or confirms to us that they were tortured that's when I can say they were.

  2. Miro Cerar:

    The government will on Thursday confirm the decision to file the suit ... I expect the suit will be filed by the middle of July.

  3. Public Relations Bridget Ann Serchak:

    While VOA is currently unaware of any information that would confirm the allegations against this freelancer, out of an abundance of caution, VOA has removed all of González’ content from its websites and social media accounts and is thoroughly reviewing the stories. VOA will provide any additional details that is able to provide at a future date.

  4. Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith:

    We had seen over the last few weeks parties going on in the county, or throughout the city and county in several locations where students or kids would come in with known positives. We thought that was kind of a rumor at first. ... We did some additional research. ... Not only did the doctors offices help confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information.

  5. Nicholas Fisk:

    We needed to confirm the results with really exhaustive studies in multiple labs( in multiple states/countries), and with tests involving millions of genetic variants.

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