AskDefine | Define confirm

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1 establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" [syn: corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm] [ant: negate]
2 strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account" [syn: reassert]
3 make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
4 as of a person to a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
5 administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To strengthen; to make firm.
  2. To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
  3. To assure the accuracy of previous statements.

Related terms


to strengthen
to confer the confirmation
to assure

Extensive Definition

Confirmation can refer to: See also the Reform Judaism article about its Confirmation ceremony
confirm in Polish: Konfirmacja

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