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Definition of the verb confirm
What does confirm mean as a doing word?
Confirm is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: confirmed | confirming | confirms
- establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
- example: his story confirmed my doubts
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of confirm: affirm / corroborate / substantiate / support / sustain
- more specific terms:
- back up / back = establish as valid or genuine
- vouch = give supporting evidence
- verify = confirm the truth of
- demonstrate / establish / prove / shew / show = establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
- document = support or supply with references
- validate = prove valid
- strengthen or make more firm
- examples: The witnesses confirmed the victim's account | They confirm that there was a traffic accident
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate] He asserts himself to be the world's foremost authority [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause] The prisoner admitted that he may have been in the area [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause] The prisoner admitted his guilt
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonym of confirm: reassert
- more generic word: affirm = say yes to
- more specific words:
- make more firm
- support a person for a position
- administer the rite of confirmation to
Alternative definition of the verb confirm
- To strengthen; to make firm.
- antonym: disconfirm
- To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
- antonym: deny
- To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
- antonym: dispute
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for confirm
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by Missouri. Supreme Court
The sale is a judicial one, and its confirmation rests in the discretion of the court, and its re— fusal to confirm is an interlocutory order, from which the Act of 1891, or the statute prior thereto, gave the purchaser no right to appeal. [Overruling, on ...
The sale is a judicial one, and its confirmation rests in the discretion of the court, and its refusal to confirm is an interlocutory order, from which the Act of 1891, or the statute prior thereto, gave the purchaser no right to appeal. [Overruling, on this ...
Freedom Fighter (2012)
One Man's Fight for One Free World by Majed El Shafie
When confronted by state security forces members of religious minorities face the very real possibility of torture, which international observers, including the United Nations, confirm is a systemic problem in the country. Even though Christianity ...
At Home with the Empire (2006)
Metropolitan Culture and the Imperial World by Catherine Hall, Sonya O. Rose
Arguing from different perspectives, what Howe, Schama, Eagleton and others confirm is that there is no single model of colonial experience or of colonial disengagement. locating ireland Placing Ireland within the historiography of Britain and ...
by Ms. E. Jenkner, Zhongjin Lu
The only prior we cannot confirm is that regional credit negative events also started putting upward pressure on sovereign borrowing cost: the coefficient on in equation (3) is still positive, but ...
7th International Conference, ISPEC 2011, Guangzhou, China, May 30-June 1, 2011, Proceedings by Feng Bao, Jian Weng
Confirm is an interactive protocol run between the signer and a verifier on common input (pk,M,σ). The signer with private input sk proves to the verifier that σ is a valid signature on M under pk, and the verifier outputs a bit b which is one for ...
by Alexander J. Vincent
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
CONFIRM—CONFIRMATION. limits; adjacent parts; boundaries. Courrm'm'r, n. restraint within limits; imprisonment; seclusion; voluntary restraint in any way; restraint by sickness. applied to a woman in childbirth—SYN. of ' confine, n.': border ...
At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts
" This cause coming on now to be heard upon the motion to confirm the sale of the real estate heretofore, to wit, on the 2d day of May, 1883, and the court having examined the proceedings therein and ...
Wörterbuch der Handels-, Finanz- und Rechtssprache / Dictionary of Commerical, Financial and Legal Terms / Dictionnaire des Termes Commerciaux, Financiers et Juridiques (2012)
| to confirm || confirmer | den Empfang von etw. ~ (D | to acknowledge the receipt of sth. || accuser réception de qch. | den Empfang von etw. ~ (2) | to give a ...
by Allen Reddick
The incorporation of three brief passages to illustrate a new sense of the word CONFIRM, v.a. provides a shorthand picture of the necessity of strength of commitment through faith. 6. To settle or strengthen in resolution, or purpose or opinion.
Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases
Discretion to Confirm or Vacate and Grounds for Its Exercise — In General. — Whether a sale shall be vacated or confirmed is a matter resting largely in the sound discretion of the court, to be exercised not arbitrarily, but according to equitable ...
A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst
-> P1 P3 P4 P5 confirm verb ...
Dictionary of Military Terms (2009)
by U.S. Department of Defense
validate — Execution procedure used by combatant command components, supporting combatant commanders, and providing organizations to confirm to the supported commander and US Transportation Command that all the information ...
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- Confirm Meaning
Video shows what confirm means. To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.. To administer the sacrament of confirmation on (someone).. To assure the accuracy ...
- Witnesses Confirm Uncertainty of Definition of Medical Device
- Free English Course - CONFIRM EMAIL verb tenses 1
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1F4I1R1M3
The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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