[ UK /kənfˈɜːm/ ]
[ US /kənˈfɝm/ ]
  1. make more firm
    Confirm thy soul in self-control!
  2. strengthen or make more firm
    The witnesses confirmed the victim's account
  3. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    his story confirmed my doubts
    The evidence supports the defendant
  4. support a person for 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
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How To Use confirm In A Sentence

  • An AFTRA statement confirmed the issues' importance, calling the 1% increase the union's "primary objective" in the bargaining. Jonathan Handel: AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal
  • Symbian's rivals have been tagging the company as Nokia's poodle for a couple of years now, and the deal is being widely seen as confirmation.
  • Contrary to what has been claimed, the theory is not insulated against attempts to disconfirm it.
  • This triangulation of information will help school practitioners make better decisions about students or programs because data from one source can help confirm or disconfirm information from another.
  • The CDC asks states to report confirmed flu deaths by age group but not by subtype, meaning H1N1 deaths are not necessarily tracked. STLtoday.com Top News Headlines
  • The distich caused discussion regarding the quantity of "hic", but the pope defended the prosody of Voltaire who confirmed his opinion by a quotation from Virgil which he said ought to be the epitaph of The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • This also suggests that this deity was first adopted by the tradition of the monastery of Sa-gya, [26] a hypothesis further confirmed by the reference in the founding myth to his being taken over by the holder of the Sa-gya throne So-nam-rin-chen (bsod nams rin chen). The Shugden Affair: Origins of a Controversy (Part I)
  • Adding to my trepidation is this primary poll from Survey USA, which confirms Roulstone's campaign doesn't yet have the profile it needs. Sound Politics: Roulstone Update
  • Saint – Germain, the king accorded letters-patent; and all the rest, abbatial charter, and royal letters, was confirmed in 1654 by the Chamber of Accounts and the Parliament. Les Miserables
  • Received telemetry data confirmed the initial phases of the mission to be nominal.
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