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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.

con•firm•a•to•ry

(kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also con•firm′a•tive,



adj.
serving to confirm; corroborative.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confirmatory - serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
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confirmatory

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Of course not," echoed Mariequita, with a serious, confirmatory bob of the head.
Traddles came to my assistance with a confirmatory murmur.
Upon this, we all took courage to unite in a confirmatory murmur.
You have only to put faint pencil-marks against the tenderest passages in your favourite new poet, and lend the volume to Her, and She has only to leave here and there the dropped violet of a timid confirmatory initial, for you to know your fate.
Don Quixote left him, and hastened to the castle to tell the duke and duchess what had happened Sancho, and they were not a little astonished at it; they could easily understand his having fallen, from the confirmatory circumstance of the cave which had been in existence there from time immemorial; but they could not imagine how he had quitted the government without their receiving any intimation of his coming.
He must have the confirmatory evidence of his nose before venturing to rely too implicitly upon the testimony of his ears and eyes.
Just so," observes the stationer with his confirmatory cough.
Lizabetha Prokofievna received confirmatory news from the princess--and alas, two months after the prince's first departure from St.
And, if this evidence of my judgment is not sufficient, I have but just now received from your own lips even more confirmatory witness--for did you not say that Achmet Zek was never more safe from the sins and dangers of mortality?
Any other evidence will be simply confirmatory, a mere matter of form.
Mr Merdle, after taking another gaze into the depths of his hat as if he thought he saw something at the bottom, rubbed his hair and slowly appended to his last remark the confirmatory words, 'Oh dear no.
Her disordered appearance, and a wholesale perfume of Geneva which pervaded the apartment, afforded stong confirmatory evidence of the justice of the Jew's supposition; and when, after indulging in the temporary display of violence above described, she subsided, first into dullness, and afterwards into a compound of feelings: under the influence of which she shed tears one minute, and in the next gave utterance to various exclamations of