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Confirm Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    confirm v
  1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" [syn: corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm] [ant: negate]
  2. strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account" [syn: reassert]
  3. make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
  4. as of a person to a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
  5. administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
Confirm Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Confirm \Con*firm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confrmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Confirming.] [OE. confermen, confirmen, OF. confermer, F. confirmer, fr. L. confirmare; con- + firmare to make firm, fr. firmus firm. See Firm.]
  1. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise. Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs. --Shak. And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law. --Ps. cv. 10.
  2. To strengthen in judgment or purpose. Confirmed, then, I resolve Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe. --Milton.
  3. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor. Your eyes shall witness and confirm my tale. --Pope. These likelihoods confirm her flight. --Shak.
  4. 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. That treaty so prejudicial ought to have been remitted rather than confimed. --Swift.
  5. (Eccl.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3. Those which are thus confirmed are thereby supposed to be fit for admission to the sacrament. --Hammond. Syn: To strengthen; corroborate; substantiate; establish; fix; ratify; settle; verify; assure.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Confirm'


  • Confirmation: whose office it then is to confer both sacraments, since, "in addition to the bishop, the law gives the faculty to confirm to the following ... ...
  • Confirmation (Lutheran Church): Lutherans do not accept that only a bishop can confirm as is the custom in Anglican churches. Even in countries where Lutherans retained ...
  • Confirm Project: CONFIRM was a very ambitious IT project supposed to create a single computer reservations system /global distribution system used by ...
  • Confirm or Deny: Confirm or Deny is a 1941 film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Archie Mayo , and starring by Don Ameche and Joan Bennett . ...
  • Confirming house: A confirming house is a specialised UK agency that purchases and arranges the export of goods on the behalf of overseas buyers. ...

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* I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers. - Gerald R. Ford

* I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe. - James Lileks


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  • Chelsea confirm that Fernando Torres is Milan-bound
    Three and a half years ago, Chelsea spent £50 million in transfer fees and a metric [fun]tonne in wages to bring Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. It's fair to say the move didn't go as planned -- he's been more a figure of fun at Stamford Bridge than an elite centre forward -- and many (but not all) Chelsea supporters have been not-very patiently aw Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'
  • Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan
    Rangers make new shares available to current shareholders and admit poor uptake could hinder payments to creditors. Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'
  • Shakira, Gerard Pique confirm they're expecting baby No. 2
    Shakira, Shakira! The singer and her boyfriend, Gerard Pique, are expecting their second child. Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'

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