- 1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
- usage: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
- 2. confirm, reassert, affirm
- usage: strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
- 3. confirm, strengthen, beef up, fortify
- usage: make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
- 4. confirm, approve, O.K., okay, sanction
- usage: support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
- 5. confirm, covenant
- usage: administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
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- 1. confirmed, unchangeable (vs. changeable)
- usage: of persons; not subject to change; "a confirmed bachelor"; "a confirmed invalid"
- 2. confirmed (vs. unconfirmed), official
- usage: having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation; "confirmed reservations"; "received confirmed reports of casualties"; "a confirmed Catholic"
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