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  1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. as of a person to a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. administer the religius rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To strengthen in judgment or purpose. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To strengthen; retify; administer the rite of confirmation to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To strengthen: to fix or establish: to assure: to admit to full communion in the Episcopal Church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. CONFIRMABLE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To strengthen; establish; assure; admit to full communion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To verify; make certain; strengthen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To ratify; sanction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To receive into the church. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To make more firm; to strengthen; to establish; to corroborate; to ratify; to admit into full church privilege. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To add strength to; to fix or settle; to assure or ratify; to admit to full Christian privileges by the laying on of hands. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. kon-f[.e]rm', v.t. to strengthen: to fix or establish: to ratify: to verify: to assure: to admit to full communion.--adj. CONFIRM'ABLE.--n. CONFIRM[=A]'TION, a making firm or sure: convincing proof: the rite by which persons are admitted to full communion in the R.C., Greek, Lutheran, Anglican, and other Churches.--adjs. CONFIRM'ATIVE, tending to confirm; CONFIRM'ATORY, giving additional strength to: confirming; CONFIRMED', settled: inveterate.--ns. CONFIRMEE', one to whom anything is confirmed; CONFIRM'ER; CONFIRM'ING. [O. Fr. confermer--L. confirm[=a]re--con, inten., and firm[=a]re--firmus, firm.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Establish more firmly (power, possession, person in possession); ratify (treaty; possession, title, to person); corroborate (statement, evidence), whence confirmative, confirmatory, aa., confirmatively adv.; establish, encourage, (person in habit, opinion, &c.); administer religious rite of confirmation to, whence confirmee n.; a confirmed (inveterate) drunkard, disease. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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