Definitions of confirm

  1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; " his story confirmed my doubts"; " The evidence supports the defendant"
  2. as of a person to a position; " The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
  3. make more firm; " Confirm thy soul in self- control!"
  4. strengthen or make more firm; " The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
  5. administer the religius rite of confirmation to; " the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
  6. administer the rite of confirmation to; " the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
  7. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
  8. To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
  9. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
  10. To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.
  11. To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
  12. To strengthen; retify; administer the rite of confirmation to.
  13. To strengthen: to fix or establish: to assure: to admit to full communion in the Episcopal Church.
  15. To strengthen; establish; assure; admit to full communion.
  16. To verify; make certain; strengthen.
  17. To ratify; sanction.
  18. To receive into the church.
  19. To make more firm; to strengthen; to establish; to corroborate; to ratify; to admit into full church privilege.
  20. To add strength to; to fix or settle; to assure or ratify; to admit to full Christian privileges by the laying on of hands.

Usage examples for confirm

  1. I will go to my dear Matilda, who will confirm me in this becoming pride. – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  2. The writer has been very careful to note the exact times and to confirm those about which there was any doubt. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  3. Do not your brothers confirm this in their letters? – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  4. Direct observation will, I believe, confirm them, so close is their connection with the known facts. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  5. I fear it not, so Christ confirm it not; He did warn me afore of the same. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  6. The result, however, of our repeated endeavours to induce them to come among us has been such as to confirm me in an opinion, that they either fear or despise us too much, to be anxious for a closer connection. – A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench
  7. All you've done is confirm my worst fears." – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  8. She was anxious to confirm Madge's story, and Mrs Caffyn's confidence. –  by
  9. Only, I feel as if out of justice to what your mother may have said to you I ought to confirm it. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  10. To confirm and take advantage of this success, it is necessary to follow up this movement with energy so as to allow the enemy no rest. – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
  11. He needed only one look at her to confirm his fears. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  12. I have been making a few inquiries, and they all tend to confirm my theory, but I am afraid I cannot stay here discussing the matter any longer, as I have an important appointment elsewhere. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  13. Mrs. Gerald was silent, and Tattine, expecting her to confirm what she had said, grew a little suspicious. – Tattine by Ruth Ogden
  14. He could hardly trust his ears, and it needed the sight of Storting's sad, earnest face, as he spoke, to confirm his words. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  15. Under the Treaty Germany is required to confirm this surrender and to recognize the title of the Allies to the material. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  16. Unfortunately, this superstition continues to have a vogue and an influence over people's minds because stories are told that are supposed to confirm it. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. Unable to stand the suspense longer she had finally decided to seek out Dakota to attempt to confirm Duncan's story of her father's visit and to plead with Dakota to withhold his hand. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. Not to save his children would L'Ouverture do an act to excite or confirm any distrust of his people. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  19. The Emperor said: " It seems a most reasonable selection, and, unless some strong objection be urged, I shall confirm the choice of Cochem." – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  20. If anything had been wanting to confirm my resolution, that would have done it. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming