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confirm

con·firm

confirm

 
pronunciation:
kn fuhrm
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: confirmed, confirming, confirms
definition 1: to prove or verify; show to be true or correct.
The results appear to confirm the experimenter's theory.Do you have any evidence to confirm your statement?
 
synonyms:
affirm, attest, corroborate, prove, substantiate, validate, verify
antonyms:
contradict, explode, negate, repudiate
similar words:
authenticate, certify, clinch, establish, evidence, fortify, sustain, vindicate
definition 2: to certify formally; validate.
The airline confirmed my seat on the flight.
antonyms:
deny, revoke
similar words:
affirm, approve, authorize, certify, prove, ratify, validate
definition 3: to make strong or firm.
Her responsible decision confirmed his faith in his daughter's judgment.His desperate efforts to convince her only confirmed her in her skepticism.
synonyms:
strengthen
antonyms:
demolish
similar words:
buttress, fortify, reinforce, substantiate
definition 4: to perform the religious rite of confirmation for.
The minister will be confirming the young people this Sunday.
derivations: confirmable (adj.), confirmingly (adv.)
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The word confirm contains the following part:
firm Latin root that means make firm; support
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi