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Synonyms for confirm
kənˈfɜrmcon·firm

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Wiktionary3.6 / 9 votes

  1. confirmverb

    Antonyms:
    contradict, dispute, question, deny, disconfirm

  2. confirmverb

    Antonyms:
    disconfirm, contradict, question, dispute, deny

  3. confirmverb

    Antonyms:
    deny, contradict, question, disconfirm, dispute

  4. confirmverb

    Antonyms:
    question, dispute, deny, contradict, disconfirm

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. confirm

    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.

    Synonyms:
    assure, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Preposition:
    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. confirm

    Synonyms:
    strengthen, stabilitate, establish, substantiate, settle, prove, fix, perpetuate, sanction, corroborate, ratify

    Antonyms:
    weaken, shake, upset, cancel, abrogate, repeal, annul, confute, refute

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmverb

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. confirm, reassertverb

    strengthen or make more firm

    "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

    Synonyms:
    support, substantiate, reassert, sustain, affirm, corroborate

  3. confirmverb

    make more firm

    "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

    Synonyms:
    support, substantiate, reassert, sustain, affirm, corroborate

  4. confirmverb

    support a person for a position

    "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"

    Synonyms:
    support, substantiate, reassert, sustain, affirm, corroborate

  5. confirmverb

    administer the rite of confirmation to

    "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

    Synonyms:
    support, substantiate, reassert, sustain, affirm, corroborate

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. confirmverb

    Synonyms:
    establish, fix, settle, assure, make firm

  2. confirmverb

    Synonyms:
    strengthen, add strength to

  3. confirmverb

    Synonyms:
    corroborate, substantiate, verify

  4. confirmverb

    Synonyms:
    ratify, sanction, bind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. confirmverb

    Synonyms:
    ratify, verify, corroborate, substantiate

    Antonyms:
    abrogate

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  1. Confirm

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How to use confirm in a sentence?

  1. Dasha Navalnaya:

    Yes I can confirm that he knows that he won an Oscar. It’s still crazy to say out loud, and I’m sure he is incredibly happy, navalny.

  2. Tatha Ghose:

    Today, the central bank will likely confirm that it is not ending its hiking cycle to switch to data-driven mode – in which case, the market will be vindicated, at the same time, any tentative sign that the central bank is thinking about pausing the hiking cycle soon will add to the scepticism and reverse the strength of the exchange rate.

  3. Central Command:

    We can confirm that the CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised earlier today. We are taking appropriate measures to address the matter.

  4. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin:

    I will confirm that the business tax is going to be 15 percent, [Trump] thinks that’s absolutely critical to drive growth.

  5. Joneigh Khaldun:

    You may not be able to see or smell the vapors that could put your health at risk, and we recommend everyone in the affected area consider relocating until further notice and we can confirm it is safe to return to your homes.


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