confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
"his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
actualise, realise, abide, embody, verify, get, support, stomach, defend, plunk for, hold up, substantiate, keep going, actualize, back, have, avow, fend for, patronise, stick out, assert, back up, keep, digest, nurture, keep up, corroborate, endorse, validate, reassert, hold, bear out, incarnate, affirm, swan, subscribe, brook, indorse, body forth, tolerate, suffer, endure, stand, aver, maintain, prolong, nourish, sustain, realize, patronize, underpin, plump for, patronage, put up, swear, bear
strengthen or make more firm
"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
make more firm
"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
support a person for a position
"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
administer the rite of confirmation to
"the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.
Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.
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How to use confirm in a sentence?
We do not normally telegraph future operations, so I will not comment on that. He also mentioned that we were providing ISR over Tikrit. I am prepared to confirm that.
There have been 57 students that have been taken to hospital for treatment, and we can also confirm that there have been seven fatalities.
I want to confirm that Bill Barr, one of the most respected jurists in the country, highly respected lawyer, former attorney general under the President George H.W. Bush administration, a terrific man, a terrific person, a brilliant man, i did not know Bill Barr until recently when I went through the process of looking at people and Bill Barr was my first choice from day one, respected by Republicans and respected by Democrats.
For issues related to Department personnel and for privacy reasons, we are not able to confirm the identity of the individual or specific charges, his security clearance will be suspended, and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process.
Senior Obama intelligence officials have gone on record to confirm that there’s no evidence of a Trump-Russia collusion … and we take them at their word.
Translations for confirm
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- أكد, تؤكدArabic
- потвърждавам, подкрепям, утвърждавамBulgarian
- bestätigen, bekräftigenGerman
- konfirmoida, vakuuttaa, vahvistaaFinnish
- megerősít, konfirmál, bérmálHungarian
- cresimare, confermareItalian
- bestätegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, bekfrefte, forsikre om, stadfesteNorwegian
- beamen, bevestigenDutch
- konfirmere, bekrefte, stadfesteNorwegian Nynorsk
- bierzmować, potwierdzaćPolish
- firmar, confirmarPortuguese
- подкрепля́ть, подкрепи́ть, укрепля́ть, уси́лить, подтвержда́ть, уси́ливать, подтверди́ть, укрепи́тьRussian
- potvŕditi, krȉzmati, učvŕstiti, utvŕditiSerbo-Croatian
- konfirmera, bekräfta, befästa, försäkraSwedish
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