Meaning of CONFIRM in English

CONFIRM

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

If something ~s what you believe, suspect, or fear, it shows that it is definitely true.

X-rays have ~ed that he has not broken any bones...

These new statistics ~ our worst fears about the depth of the recession...

VERB: no cont, V that, V n

~ation

They took her resignation from Bendix as ~ation of their suspicions.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

If you ~ something that has been stated or suggested, you say that it is true because you know about it.

The spokesman ~ed that the area was now in rebel hands...

He ~ed what had long been feared...

VERB: V that, V n

~ation

She glanced over at James for ~ation.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

If you ~ an arrangement or appointment, you say that it is definite, usually in a letter or on the telephone.

You make the reservation, and I’ll ~ it in writing.

VERB: V n

~ation

Travel arrangements are subject to ~ation by State Tourist Organisations.

N-UNCOUNT

4.

If someone is ~ed, they are formally accepted as a member of a Christian church during a ceremony in which they say they believe what the church teaches.

He was ~ed as a member of the Church of England.

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed

~ation (~ations)

...when I was being prepared for Confirmation...

Flu prevented her from attending her daughter’s ~ation.

N-VAR

5.

If something ~s you in your decision, belief, or opinion, it makes you think that you are definitely right.

It has ~ed me in my decision not to become a nun.

VERB: no cont, V n in n

6.

If someone ~s their position, role, or power, they do something to make their power, position, or role stronger or more definite.

Williams has ~ed his position as the world’s number one snooker player.

VERB: V n

7.

If something ~s you as something, it shows that you definitely deserve a name, role, or position.

His new role could ~ him as one of our leading actors.

VERB: V n as n

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