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con·fir·ma·tion

 (kŏn′fər-mā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of confirming.
b. Something that confirms; verification.
2.
a. A Christian rite admitting a baptized person to full membership in a church.
b. A ceremony in Judaism that marks the completion of a young person's religious training.

confirmation

(ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of confirming
2. something that confirms; verification
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a rite in several Christian churches that confirms a baptized person in his or her faith and admits him or her to full participation in the church
4. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of science) the relationship between an observation and the theory which it supposedly renders more probable. Compare hypothetico-deductive

con•fir•ma•tion

(ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of confirming.
2. the state of being confirmed.
3. something that confirms, as a corroborative statement or piece of evidence.
4. a Christian rite administered to baptized persons, regarded as a sacrament endowing gifts of the Holy Spirit or as a ceremony of admission to full communion with a church.
5. a ceremony among Reform and some Conservative Jews in which a young person is formally admitted as an adult member of the community.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin]
con`fir•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confirmation - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
cogent evidence, proof - any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
bed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
crosscheck - an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources
odd-even check, parity check, redundancy check - a system of checking for errors in computer functioning
checksum - a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage
2.confirmation - information that confirms or verifies
info, information - a message received and understood
reenforcement, reinforcement - information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
corroboration, documentation, certification - confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
3.confirmation - making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
4.confirmation - a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
5.confirmation - a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

confirmation

noun
1. proof, evidence, testimony, verification, ratification, validation, corroboration, authentication, substantiation He took her resignation as confirmation of their suspicions.
proof denial, contradiction, repudiation, disavowal
2. affirmation, approval, acceptance, endorsement, ratification, assent, agreement She glanced over at James for confirmation of what she'd said.
affirmation refusal, rejection, cancellation, disapproval, annulment

confirmation

noun
Translations
تَأْكِيدتأْكيد
potvrzeníbiřmování
bekræftelsekonfirmation
kinnitus
vahvistuskonfirmaatio
potvrda
bérmáláskonfirmáció
fermingstaîfesting; ferming
確認
확인
birmovanie
potrditev
bekräftelse
การยืนยัน
teyitdoğrulama
sự xác nhận

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən] N
1. (= proof) → confirmación f
2. (Rel) → confirmación f

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfərˈmeɪʃən] n
(= corroboration) [report, rumour, fear] → confirmation f
[appointment, arrangement] → confirmation f; [booking, reservation] → confirmation f

confirmation

n
Bestätigung f; a letter in confirmation (of)ein Brief mzur or als Bestätigung (+gen)
(Eccl) → Konfirmation f; (of Roman Catholics)Firmung f; confirmation classesKonfirmanden-/Firmunterricht m

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃn] nconferma (Rel) → cresima

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.

confirmation

تَأْكِيد potvrzení bekræftelse Bestätigung επιβεβαίωση confirmación vahvistus confirmation potvrda conferma 確認 확인 bevestiging bekreftelse potwierdzenie confirmação подтверждение bekräftelse การยืนยัน teyit sự xác nhận 证实
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Withal, my knowledge of him is so meager that I should rather not undertake to say if he were himself persuaded of the truth of what he relates; certainly such inquiries as I have thought it worth while to set about have not in every instance tended to confirmation of the statements made.
Tom was then interrogated who was with him, which Mr Allworthy declared he was resolved to know, acquainting the culprit with the circumstance of the two guns, which had been deposed by the squire and both his servants; but Tom stoutly persisted in asserting that he was alone; yet, to say the truth, he hesitated a little at first, which would have confirmed Mr Allworthy's belief, had what the squire and his servants said wanted any further confirmation.
Then he began to go to the classes which were held in the headmaster's study, immediately after tea, to prepare boys for confirmation.
I concluded, of course, that she and Reginald had been quarrelling; and looked with anxious curiosity for a confirmation of my belief in her face.
Wickham, and of seeing a confirmation of everything in Mr.
But Rogojin added no words of his own in confirmation of this view, and as before, he recounted with marvellous exactness the details of his crime.
It had always seemed to Prince Andrew before that he was antipathetic to the Emperor and that the latter disliked his face and personality generally, and in the cold, repellent glance the Emperor gave him, he now found further confirmation of this surmise.
I have related it in the past tense, but the present would be the fitter form, for again and again the somber tragedy reenacts itself in my consciousness--over and over I lay the plan, I suffer the confirmation, I redress the wrong.
And now as she made surmises as to who people were, what were their relations to one another, and what they were like, Kitty endowed them with the most marvelous and noble characters, and found confirmation of her idea in her observations.
So, the talk, lashed louder and higher by confirmation on confirmation, and by edition after edition of the evening papers, swelled into such a roar when night came, as might have brought one to believe that a solitary watcher on the gallery above the Dome of St Paul's would have perceived the night air to be laden with a heavy muttering of the name of Merdle, coupled with every form of execration.
But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
With such an opinion, in confirmation of his own, Mr.