Meaning of CONFIRM in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
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
They took her resignation from Bendix as ~ation of their suspicions.
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
She glanced over at James for ~ation.
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
Travel arrangements are subject to ~ation by State Tourist Organisations.
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
...when I was being prepared for Confirmation...
Flu prevented her from attending her daughter’s ~ation.
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
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
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
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012