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"
strengthen or make more firm
"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
make more firm
"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
support a person for a position
"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
administer the rite of confirmation to
"the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
to make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise
to strengthen in judgment or purpose
to give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor
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
to administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. confirmāre—con, inten., and firmāre—firmus, firm.]
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
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3736
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3479
Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Verbs Frequency: #256
The numerical value of confirm in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of confirm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of confirm in a Sentence
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.
Keep in mind that Facebook users are particularly likely to accept and share these if they confirm previously held beliefs.
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.
I can confirm that what we found was the tail part from the pictures.
We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy successor this fall.
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- أكد, تؤكدArabic
- потвърждавам, подкрепям, утвърждавамBulgarian
- bestätigen, bekräftigenGerman
- konfirmoida, vakuuttaa, vahvistaaFinnish
- megerősít, konfirmál, bérmálHungarian
- cresimare, confermareItalian
- bestätegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, bekfrefte, forsikre om, stadfesteNorwegian
- beamen, bevestigenDutch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, stadfesteNorwegian Nynorsk
- bierzmować, potwierdzaćPolish
- firmar, confirmarPortuguese
- подкрепля́ть, подкрепи́ть, укрепля́ть, уси́лить, подтвержда́ть, уси́ливать, подтверди́ть, укрепи́тьRussian
- potvŕditi, krȉzmati, učvŕstiti, utvŕditiSerbo-Croatian
- konfirmera, bekräfta, befästa, försäkraSwedish
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