How to use
confirmare, from com- (
) + firmare
'to make firm'
to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof
New evidence has confirmed the first witness's story.
To confirm my diagnosis I need to do some tests.
Research has confirmed that the risk is higher for women.
The new results confirm what most of us knew already.
to say that something is definitely true
The President refused to confirm the rumor.
Managers have so far refused to
confirm or deny
reports that up to 200 jobs are to go.
Walsh confirmed that the money had been paid.
My brother will confirm what I have told you.
to tell someone that a possible arrangement, date, or situation is now definite or official
Could you confirm the dates we discussed?
Smith was confirmed as the club's new manager yesterday.
confirm a booking/reservation/appointment
I am writing to confirm a booking for a single room for the night of 6 June.
to make you believe that your idea or feeling is right
confirm your fears/doubts/suspicions etc
This just confirms my worst fears.
confirm you in your belief/opinion/view etc (that)
make you believe something more strongly
The expression on his face confirmed me in my suspicions.
to be made a full member of the Christian church in a special ceremony
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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