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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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  • Police confirm body as missing man
    Police confirm that a body found in Falkirk was 52-year-old David Paterson who had not been seen since 7 April. Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'
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    Final decision on PCC's replacement expected to be delayed until 30 October, with possible concessions to publishers The culture secretary is expected to confirm to MPs in the Commons on Tuesday that a privy council subcommittee has rejected the press's proposal for a new industry regulator. Maria Miller is due to make a Commons statement at 4.30pm on pres Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'
  • Fitch to Confirm S-T 'F1+' Rating on Commonwealth of MA GO Refunding VRDBs 2001 Ser C
    On the effective date of April 17, 2014, Fitch Ratings will confirm the short-term rating of 'F1+' assigned to the $248,115,000 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts general obligation refunding bonds 2001 series C. Read more on this news related to 'Confirm'

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