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confirm

verb accede, accord, accredit, acquiesce, add strength to, adhere, agree to, agree with, ally, approve, assent, attest, authenticate, authorize, avow, charter, commend, comprobare, concede, concur, consent, corroborate, countersign, document, endorse, fortify, give one's word for, give security, homologate, join in a compact, legalize, license, make firm, make valid, pass, permit, prove, ratify, recognize, sanction, seal, second, support, sustain, uphold, verify, vote for, vouch for
Foreign phrases: Confirmare nemo potest prius quam jus ei acciderit.No one can confirm a right before it accrues to him. Confirmare est id firmum facere quod prius infirrum fuit. To confirm is to make firm that which had been infirm. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse.
See also: accept, accredit, acknowledge, admit, affirm, agree, appoint, approve, ascertain, assent, assure, attest, authorize, avouch, avow, bind, bond, certify, comply, concede, corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, demonstrate, determine, document, endorse, ensure, establish, evidence, fix, indorse, legalize, notarize, obligate, pass, prove, reaffirm, reassure, reveal, seal, show, sign, subscribe, substantiate, support, swear, uphold, validate, verify, vouch, witness
References in classic literature ?
We verify a scientific hypothesis indirectly, by deducing consequences as to the future, which subsequent experience confirms.
Datchery, bowing, 'inspires me with a desire to know more of the city, and confirms me in my inclination to end my days in the city.
He thinks the purple room is the one that ought to be got ready, and he confirms what I told you.
Every word you say confirms to my mind the suspicion communicated to me in that very interesting letter.
The present question abundantly confirms me in the justice of this reasoning; for had I not been made cautious by this secret admonition, come it from whence it will, I had been done inevitably, and in a far worse condition than before, as you will see presently.
With the reputation of this fortune, I presently found myself blessed with admirers enough, and that I had my choice of men, as scarce as they said they were, which, by the way, confirms what I was saying before.
Which another gentleman (also inside) confirms, by predicting that the attempt to introduce any more passengers 'won't fit nohow.
He fully confirms what I suspected, though; and blunt tools are sometimes found of use, where sharper instruments would fail.
I believe that botanists do not confirm Fuchs's story, but insist that the sunflower was native to those plains.
She couldn't bear to think of not looking on Marner as her father," said Nancy, not wishing to confirm her husband's painful impression.
To confirm what I have now said, and further to show the miserable effects of a confined education, I shall here insert a passage, which will hardly obtain belief.
As she spoke she glanced up, and there sat the little monkey, whose tears and gestures seemed to confirm her words.