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"
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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Rank popularity for the word 'confirm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3736
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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
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.
The government will on Thursday confirm the decision to file the suit ... I expect the suit will be filed by the middle of July.
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.
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.
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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- أكد, تؤكدArabic
- потвърждавам, утвърждавам, подкрепямBulgarian
- bestätigen, bekräftigenGerman
- vakuuttaa, vahvistaa, konfirmoidaFinnish
- megerősít, bérmál, konfirmálHungarian
- cresimare, confermareItalian
- bestätegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- forsikre om, konfirmere, bekfrefte, stadfeste, bekrefteNorwegian
- beamen, bevestigenDutch
- konfirmere, stadfeste, bekrefteNorwegian Nynorsk
- bierzmować, potwierdzaćPolish
- firmar, confirmarPortuguese
- подтверди́ть, уси́ливать, уси́лить, подкрепи́ть, укрепи́ть, укрепля́ть, подтвержда́ть, подкрепля́тьRussian
- utvŕditi, krȉzmati, učvŕstiti, potvŕditiSerbo-Croatian
- bekräfta, försäkra, befästa, konfirmeraSwedish
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