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Meaning of CONFIRM

Pronunciation:  kun'furm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
  2. [v]  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  3. [v]  strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
  4. [v]  administer the religius rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
  5. [v]  as of a person to a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"

CONFIRM is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: affirm, corroborate, reassert, substantiate, support, sustain
 Antonyms: contradict, negate
 See Also: affirm, approve, back, back up, beef up, corroborate, covenant, demonstrate, document, establish, fortify, justify, maintain, O.K., okay, prove, reconfirm, sanction, shew, show, strengthen, uphold, validate, validate, verify, verify, vouch, warrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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