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con·firm

 (kən-fûrm′)
tr.v. con·firmed, con·firm·ing, con·firms
1.
a. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify: confirm a rumor.
b. To reaffirm the establishment of (a reservation or advance arrangement).
2. To make firmer; strengthen: Working on the campaign confirmed her intention to go into politics.
3. To make valid or binding by a formal or legal act; ratify.
4. To administer the religious rite of confirmation to.

[Middle English confirmen, from Old French confermer, from Latin cōnfirmāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + firmāre, to strengthen (from firmus, strong; see dher- in Indo-European roots).]

con·firm′a·bil′i·ty n.
con·firm′a·ble adj.
con·firm′a·to′ry (-fûr′mə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·firm′er n.
Synonyms: confirm, corroborate, substantiate, authenticate, validate, verify
These verbs mean to establish or support the truth, accuracy, or genuineness of something. Confirm implies the establishment of certainty or conviction: The information confirmed our worst suspicions.
To corroborate something is to strengthen or uphold the evidence that supports it: The witness is expected to corroborate the plaintiff's testimony.
To substantiate is to establish by presenting solid or reliable evidence: "What I shall say can be substantiated by the sworn testimony of witnesses" (Mark Twain).
To authenticate something is to establish its genuineness, as by expert testimony or documentary proof: Never purchase an antique before it has been authenticated.
Validate refers to establishing the validity of something, such as a theory, claim, or judgment: The divorce validated my parents' original objection to the marriage.
Verify implies proving by comparison with an original or with established fact: The bank refused to cash the check until the signature was verified.

confirm

(kənˈfɜːm)
vb (tr)
1. (may take a clause as object) to prove to be true or valid; corroborate; verify
2. (may take a clause as object) to assert for a second or further time, so as to make more definite: he confirmed that he would appear in court.
3. to strengthen or make more firm: his story confirmed my doubts.
4. to make valid by a formal act or agreement; ratify
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to administer the rite of confirmation to
[C13: from Old French confermer, from Latin confirmāre, from firmus firm1]
conˈfirmable adj
conˈfirmatory, conˈfirmative adj
conˈfirmer n

con•firm

(kənˈfɜrm)

v.t.
1. to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; corroborate; verify: to confirm one's suspicions.
2. to acknowledge with definite assurance; make certain or definite: to confirm a reservation.
3. to make valid or binding by some formal or legal act; sanction; ratify.
4. to make firm or firmer; add strength to.
5. to strengthen (a person) in habit, resolution, opinion, etc.
6. to administer the rite of confirmation to.
[1250–1300; Middle English confermen < Old French confermer < Latin confirmāre to strengthen; see con-, firm1]
con•firm′a•ble, adj.
con•firm`a•bil′i•ty, n.

confirm


Past participle: confirmed
Gerund: confirming

Imperative
confirm
confirm
Present
I confirm
you confirm
he/she/it confirms
we confirm
you confirm
they confirm
Preterite
I confirmed
you confirmed
he/she/it confirmed
we confirmed
you confirmed
they confirmed
Present Continuous
I am confirming
you are confirming
he/she/it is confirming
we are confirming
you are confirming
they are confirming
Present Perfect
I have confirmed
you have confirmed
he/she/it has confirmed
we have confirmed
you have confirmed
they have confirmed
Past Continuous
I was confirming
you were confirming
he/she/it was confirming
we were confirming
you were confirming
they were confirming
Past Perfect
I had confirmed
you had confirmed
he/she/it had confirmed
we had confirmed
you had confirmed
they had confirmed
Future
I will confirm
you will confirm
he/she/it will confirm
we will confirm
you will confirm
they will confirm
Future Perfect
I will have confirmed
you will have confirmed
he/she/it will have confirmed
we will have confirmed
you will have confirmed
they will have confirmed
Future Continuous
I will be confirming
you will be confirming
he/she/it will be confirming
we will be confirming
you will be confirming
they will be confirming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confirming
you have been confirming
he/she/it has been confirming
we have been confirming
you have been confirming
they have been confirming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confirming
you will have been confirming
he/she/it will have been confirming
we will have been confirming
you will have been confirming
they will have been confirming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confirming
you had been confirming
he/she/it had been confirming
we had been confirming
you had been confirming
they had been confirming
Conditional
I would confirm
you would confirm
he/she/it would confirm
we would confirm
you would confirm
they would confirm
Past Conditional
I would have confirmed
you would have confirmed
he/she/it would have confirmed
we would have confirmed
you would have confirmed
they would have confirmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.confirm - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or factsconfirm - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
back up, back - establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
vouch - give supporting evidence; "He vouched his words by his deeds"
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
shew, show, demonstrate, prove, establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
document - support or supply with references; "Can you document your claims?"
validate - prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
2.confirm - strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
uphold, maintain - support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
justify, warrant - show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
affirm - say yes to
verify - attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition)
corroborate, validate - give evidence for
reconfirm - confirm again; "You must reconfirm your flight reservations"
3.confirm - make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
beef up, fortify, strengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
4.confirm - support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
approve, O.K., okay, sanction - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
5.confirm - administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
covenant - enter into a covenant

confirm

verb
1. prove, support, establish, back up, verify, validate, bear out, substantiate, corroborate, authenticate This confirms what I suspected all along.
2. affirm, state, declare, assert, testify, pronounce, certify, attest, aver, avouch He confirmed that the area was now in rebel hands.
3. ratify, establish, approve, sanction, endorse, authorize, certify, validate, authenticate He is due to be confirmed as President on Friday.
4. strengthen, establish, settle, fix, secure, assure, reinforce, clinch, verify, fortify He has confirmed his position as the world's number one snooker player.

confirm

verb
1. To assure the certainty or validity of:
3. To make firmer in a particular conviction or habit:
4. To accept officially:
Translations
بَمْنَحُ سِر التَّثْبيتيُؤَكِّدُ عَلَىيُؤَكِّد
potvrditbiřmovat
bekræftekonfirmere
vahvistaavakuuttaakonfirmoida
potvrditiučvrstitiutvrditikrizmati
bérmálkonfirmál
fermastaîfesta
確認する
확인하다
konfirmacijakonfirmacijos drabužiaikonfirmataskonfirmuotaskonfirmuoti
apliecinātapstiprinātiesvētītkonfirmēt
birmovať
potrditi
bekräftaförsäkrakonfirmera
ยืนยัน
doğrulamakkiliseye kabul etmek
xác nhận

confirm

[kənˈfɜːm] VT
1. (= prove) → confirmar
2. (Rel) → confirmar

confirm

[kənˈfɜːrm] vt
(= corroborate) [+ report, rumour, fear] → confirmer, corroborer
to confirm what ... → confirmer ce que ...
to confirm (that) ... → confirmer que ...
[+ booking, reservation] → confirmer; [+ appointment, arrangement] → confirmer
(RELIGION) [+ person] → confirmer
to be confirmed → être confirmé(e)

confirm

vt
(= verify)bestätigen; this has confirmed me in my decisiondas hat meinen Entschluss bekräftigt; his new play confirms him as our leading playwrightsein neues Stück stellt wieder unter Beweis, dass er unser führender Schauspieldichter ist
(= strengthen)bestärken; one’s resolve alsobekräftigen
(Eccl) → konfirmieren; Roman Catholicfirmen

confirm

[kənˈfɜːm] vt (gen) → confermare; (strengthen, belief) → rafforzare (Rel) → cresimare

confirm

(kənˈfəːm) verb
1. to establish or make quite certain. They confirmed their hotel booking by letter.
2. to admit to full membership of certain Christian churches.
ˌconfirˈmation (kon-) noun
confirmand (-mand) noun
a person who receives religious confirmation or is a candidate for it.
conˈfirmed adjective
1. settled in a habit or way of life. a confirmed bachelor/drunkard.
2. (of a person) who has received religious confirmation.

confirm

يُؤَكِّدُ عَلَى potvrdit bekræfte bestätigen επιβεβαιώνω confirmar vahvistaa confirmer potvrditi confermare 確認する 확인하다 bevestigen bekrefte potwierdzić confirmar подтверждать bekräfta ยืนยัน doğrulamak xác nhận 确认

confirm

vt. confirmar.

confirm

vt confirmar
References in classic literature ?
Before the girls could believe the happy truth, the doctor came to confirm it.
I believe that botanists do not confirm Fuchs's story, but insist that the sunflower was native to those plains.
Pontellier, and he gave her evasive answers, framed so as to confirm her belief.
If shame could cure me of my drowsiness, I should never close an eye again," said the uneasy youth, gazing at the ingenuous countenance of Alice, where, however, in its sweet solicitude, he read nothing to confirm his half-awakened suspicion.
It certainly operated to prolong in their case, and to confirm to them as their only inheritance, those feelings of repugnance and superstitious terror with which the people of the town, even after awakening from their frenzy, continued to regard the memory of the reputed witches.
That little babe hath been gifted with a voice, to second and confirm the counsel which thou hast heard.
I was invited--with no visible connection--to repeat afresh Goody Gosling's celebrated mot or to confirm the details already supplied as to the cleverness of the vicarage pony.
Later botanists more than confirm his observations.
That is my trouble; I have a fear that this is so, and your suspicion doth confirm it, you having the same fear.
It will give you every thing that you wantconsideration, independence, a proper homeit will fix you in the centre of all your real friends, close to Hartfield and to me, and confirm our intimacy for ever.