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tr.v. con·firmed, con·firm·ing, con·firms
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.
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Adj.1.confirmable - capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observationconfirmable - capable of being tested (verified or falsified) by experiment or observation
empirical, empiric - derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
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Apart from the personal discomfort of being so attended, and apart from such considerations of present danger as arose from one of the patriots being chronically drunk, and carrying his musket very recklessly, Charles Darnay did not allow the restraint that was laid upon him to awaken any serious fears in his breast; for, he reasoned with himself that it could have no reference to the merits of an individual case that was not yet stated, and of representations, confirmable by the prisoner in the Abbaye, that were not yet made.
An assorted analysis of influential trends in the 2025 market, confirmable projections, regulations and mandates, along with macro and micro-economic indicators, have also been combined in the study.
Because the debtor has not filed a confirmable plan within the 90-day period required by the Bankruptcy Code, he may file further amended plans only pursuant to leave from this court.
86 The USTP argued that the disclosure statement could not be approved because it "does not disclose or explain the Plan's lack of safeguards against fraud or abuse, nor does it explain or justify the fact that, under the Plan, numerous claims may be paid that would not have been viable and that have not historically been paid in the tort system-thereby subjecting all other claimants to a risk that their claims will be diluted." 87 The USTP also argued that the Plan described in the disclosure statement is not confirmable because "it fails to include adequate safeguards against fraud and abuse." 88
Enwelunta : So the Senate did not find you confirmable?
Researchers say many applicants can now go online and find sites that will help them create customized pay and employment records, sometimes even confirmable by a phone call by the loan officer to an "employer" that doesn't exist.
As for Francis's encounter with an erudite and just Muslim ruler, (28) confirmable details are few.
What sets science apart as a discipline is the scientific method: our centuries-old process of systematically observing, modifying and confirming theories based on confirmable evidence.
It is divided into two model types: CON (Confirmable) and NON (Non-Confirmable).
There are facts that are empirical, that are provable, that are confirmable" Actor Tom Hanks warning against "delegitimising" the press.