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confirm

verb

1 confirm

Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts:
— His story confirmed my doubts.

synonyms: affirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain.

Roget 998: perform service [ritual actions of clergy], do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle; anoint, confirm, lay hands on; give the sacrament, administer the sacrament; ... show more

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 478: demonstrate, prove, establish; make good; show, evince, manifest etc. (be evidence of) 467; confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify ... show more

Roget 480: judge, conclude; come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion; ascertain, determine, make up one's mind.    deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Roget 769: contract, covenant, agree for; engage etc. (promise) 768.    treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms; bargain etc. (barter) ... show more

Dutch: onderbouwen



2 confirm

Strengthen or make more firm:
— The witnesses confirmed the victim's account.

synonym: reassert.

Dutch: bevestigen

3 confirm

Make more firm.

Dutch: bevestigen

4 confirm

Support a person for a position.

5 confirm

Administer the rite of confirmation to.

Dutch: beamen, confirmeren


Moby thesaurus: OK, accede, accept, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accredit, accustom, acquiesce, adapt, addict, adjust, administer the Eucharist, affirm, amen, anoint, approve, assay, assent, assure ... show more.

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