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confirms, 3rd person singular present; confirmed, past participle; confirming, present participle; confirmed, past tense;
  1. Establish the truth or correctness of (something previously believed, suspected, or feared to be the case)
    • - if these fears are confirmed, the outlook for the economy will be dire
    • - the report confirms that a diet rich in vitamin C can help to prevent cataracts
  2. State with assurance that a report or fact is true
    • - he confirmed that the general was in the hands of the rebels
    • - “It is indeed real coffee,” I confirmed
  3. Reinforce someone in (an opinion, belief, or feeling)
    • - he fueled his misogyny by cultivating women who confirmed him in this view
  4. Make (a provisional arrangement or appointment) definite
    • - Mr. Baker's assistant telephoned to confirm his appointment with the chairman
  5. Make (something, esp. a person's appointment to a position or an agreement) formally valid; ratify
    • - the organization has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Collins as managing director
  6. Formally declare (someone) to be appointed to a particular position
    • - he was confirmed as the new peace envoy
  7. Administer the religious rite of confirmation to
    • - he had been baptized and confirmed

  1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  2. strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
  3. make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
  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"
  6. (confirmation) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
  7. (Confirmation (composition)) "Confirmation" is a bebop standard composed by saxophonist Charlie Parker in 1946. It is known as a challenging number due to its long, complex head and rapid chord changes, which feature an extended cycle of fifths.
  8. (Confirmation (education)) Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job and specifically to a senior academic's contractual right not to have his or her position terminated without just cause.
  9. (Confirmation (epistemology)) Verificationism is the idea that a statement or question only has meaning if there is some way to determine if the statement is true, or what the answer to the question is.
  10. (Confirmation (Latter Day Saints)) In the Latter Day Saint movement, Confirmation, also called The Gift of the Holy Ghost, is an ordinance involving the laying on of hands performed after baptism, in which the initiate becomes an official member of the congregation and receives spiritual gifts. ...
  11. (Confirmation (Lutheran Church)) Confirmation in the Lutheran Church is a public profession of faith prepared for by long and careful instruction. ...
  12. (Confirmation (Roman Catholic Church)) Confirmation, also known as Chrismation, is one of the seven sacraments through which Catholics pass in the process of their religious upbringing. According to Catholic doctrine, in this sacrament they receive the Holy Spirit.
  13. To strengthen; to make firm; To confer the Christian sacrament of confirmation; To assure the accuracy of previous statements
  14. (confirmation) An official indicator that things will happen as planned; Verification that something has happened; A sacrament of sealing and strengthening in many Christian Churches, often including a ceremony of anointing
  15. (Confirmation) The written statement that follows any "trade" in the securities markets. Confirmation is issued immediately after a trade is executed. It spells out settlement date, terms, commission, etc.
  16. (Confirmation) Ceremony in which person takes on themselves the promises made at their baptism by their Godparents and Parents. i.e. ...
  17. (Confirmation) With regards to EDI, a formal notice (by message or code) from an electronic mailbox system or EDI server indicating that a message sent to a trading partner has reached its intended mailbox or been retrieved by the addressee.
  18. (Confirmation) A document exchanged by counterparts to a transaction that states the terms of said transaction.
  19. (Confirmation) An acknowledgment of a subscription or information request. “Confirmation” can be either a company statement that the email address was successfully placed on a list, or a subscriber’s agreement that the subscribe request was genuine and not faked or automatically generated by a ...
  20. (Confirmation) when conditional offers that you have accepted become unconditional or are declined. Confirmation is dependent on your qualification/exam results.
  21. A confirmation is when a potential subscriber must authenticate their subscription request by replying to an authentication message.
  22. (Confirmation) approval by the Senate of appointments made by the Governor or other appointing authority. (See also "Advise and Consent".)
  23. (Confirmation) A mature public affirmation of the faith and commitment to the responsibilities of one's Baptismal vows, and, the laying on of hands by the bishop (see BCP, 412ff. ...
  24. (Confirmation) A court order that makes the reorganization plan binding.
  25. (Confirmation) The court order which makes the terms of the plan for repayment of debts in a Chapter 11, 12 or 13 binding. The terms of the confirmed plan replace the prepetition rights of the debtor and creditor.