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. Arthur Fogel:

    With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight, our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.

  2. Don Hershberger:

    We had to confirm that they were hearing what we wanted to say to them.

  3. Sean Spicer:

    As we hit day 81 in the President's administration, we have done so many great things, including nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice, roll back more regulations than any president in modern times, roll back the Obama-era war on coal, oil and natural gas, restored confidence in the economy.

  4. Michael Wahl:

    I think from a medication safety standpoint you always have to have the lights on, read the bottle to confirm the medicine you want to take and use the correct measuring device, like a syringe that will say 5 ccs or 10 ccs as opposed to a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen, it really doesn’t matter if it’s minoxidil (or another drug).

  5. Interior Minister Abderahim Bireme Hamid:

    I can confirm that it was a suicide attack.

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