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"


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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