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
Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will need to confirm whether they consent to the regulations applying to those parts of the UK.
That would help pro-lifers a lot, ted would be easy to confirm, too. A lot of senators would vote for him just to get him out of the Senate. Mitch McConnell might lead the fight.
After meeting her and talking with former leaders in our intelligence community, I have concluded that Gina Haspel meets these standards. I am therefore planning to vote to confirm her as Director of CIA, but this was not an easy decision. Ms. Haspel's involvement in torture is deeply troubling, as my friend and colleague, John McCain, so eloquently reminded us. However, Acting Director Haspel explained to me that the agency should not have employed such tactics in the past and has assured me that it will not do so in the future.
Should this in fact confirm the misgivings expressed by IG BCE and Verdi of an industry meltdown with a considerable loss of jobs, then the economy ministry will of course change its proposals to achieve its climate targets.
I would like to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear states, including through the Korean Peninsula, we are against it and consider it counterproductive, damaging, dangerous.
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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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