Definition of Confirm

1. Verb. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. "The evidence supports the defendant"




2. Verb. Strengthen or make more firm. "They confirm that there was a traffic accident "; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
Exact synonyms: Reassert
Specialized synonyms: Maintain, Uphold, Justify, Warrant, Verify, Corroborate, Validate, Reconfirm
Generic synonyms: Affirm
Derivative terms: Confirmation, Confirmation, Confirmatory, Reassertion

3. Verb. Make more firm. "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen

4. Verb. Support a person for a position. "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
Generic synonyms: Approve, O.k., Okay, Sanction
Derivative terms: Confirmation

5. Verb. Administer the rite of confirmation to. "The children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
Category relationships: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Generic synonyms: Covenant

Definition of Confirm

1. v. t. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.

Definition of Confirm

1. Verb. To strengthen; to make firm or resolute. ¹

2. Verb. To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation. ¹

3. Verb. To assure the accuracy of previous statements. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confirm

1. to assure the validity of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confirm

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confirm (current term)
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Literary usage of Confirm

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"Frederick I received envoys from the citizens of Rome, and agreed to receive their submission and confirm the rights of their senate. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"It so happens that I am able to confirm both the ... GEORGE and I have the satisfaction in common that we have helped to confirm the claim of our native ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... and o'er his azure brows Bow'd low his head; whose Nod confirm'd the word. The arms were apt to Hector; in his heart The spirit of Ares Enyalius came ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... certain powers in their regard belong to him; (f) he can give to simple priests the power to confirm, and to bless the oil of the sick and the oil of ..."

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