confirm
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /kənˈfɜːm/
  • (GA) IPA: /kənˈfɝm/
Verb

confirm (confirms, present participle confirming; past and past participle confirmed)

  1. To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
  2. (transitive, Christianity) To administer the sacrament of confirmation on (someone).
    • 1971, Keith Thomas (historian), Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
      Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, was baptized and confirmed at the age of three days.
  3. To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: firmar
  • Russian: укрепля́ть
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