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"
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)m
- Finnish: vahvistaa
to confer the confirmation
Confirmation can refer to:
- Confirmation, a Christian sacrament, also known as Chrismation in some churches
- Tenure at universities in Australia and New Zealand is referred to as confirmation
- The confirmation of a presidential nominee by the United States Senate; see advice and consent
- Confirmation (composition), a bebop jazz standard by Charlie Parker
confirm in Polish: Konfirmacja
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