American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify.
- v. To make firmer; strengthen: Working on the campaign confirmed her intention to go into politics.
- v. To make valid or binding by a formal or legal act; ratify.
- v. To administer the religious rite of confirmation to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make firm, or more firm; add strength to; strengthen: as, one's resolution is confirmed by the approval of another.
- To settle or establish; render fixed or secure.
- To make certain or sure; give new assurance of truth or certainty to; put past doubt; verify.
- To certify or give assurance to; inform positively.
- To sanction; ratify; consummate; make valid or binding by some formal or legal act: as, to confirm an agreement, promise, covenant, or title.
- To strengthen in resolution, purpose, or opinion; fortify.
- Eccles., to admit to the full privileges of church-membership by the imposition of hands; administer the rite of confirmation to. See confirmation, 1 .
- Synonyms Corroborate, substantiate.
- v. To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
- v. To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
- v. To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish.
- v. To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
- v. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate.
- v. To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify.
- v. (Eccl.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
- v. support a person for a position
- v. administer the rite of confirmation to
- v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
- v. strengthen or make more firm
- v. make more firm
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin confirmare ("to make firm, strenghten, establish"), from com- ("together") with firmare ("to make firm"), from firmus ("firm"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English confirmen, from Old French confermer, from Latin cōnfirmāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + firmāre, to strengthen (from firmus, strong). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They were all the lords of fairly small districts (as you can confirm from the map of Gondor in the book), none much bigger than another, except for the large fief of Belfalas and the remote and thinly populated Anfalas, ‘the Langstrand far away’; and they all seemed to be tenants in chief of the Steward himself.”
“The data and the trends once again confirm that venture-backed innovation remains alive and well, at least in select areas.”
“What this does confirm is two things about the way some banks responded to the flood of foreclosures:”
“The only one of those I can confirm is that he is very very smart.”
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“What I can confirm is it does run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend.”
“Then you went a little Harry Potter on us with what I assume but am too lazy to confirm is Latin.”
“What the numbers confirm is that there is no double dip coming," said Steve Blitz, economist for Majestic Research.”
“According to Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda, "We will again confirm at the G-20" that exchange rates should mirror the strength of economies, thought to signal a step away from an interventionist stance.”
“Well, because my opinion, as you would have previously guessed and can now confirm, is not in line with the rest of you.”
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