confirm

  • 1 confirm — con·firm vt 1 a: to make valid by necessary formal approval the debtor s chapter 13 plan confirm ed by the court b: to vote approval of confirm a nomination 2: to give formal acknowledgment of receipt of 3 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 confirm — con‧firm [kənˈfɜːm ǁ fɜːrm] verb [transitive] 1. to say or show that something is definitely true: • The company said the report confirmed what its own directors and accountants had already established. confirm that • Walsh confirmed that the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Confirm — Con*firm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confrmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confirming}.] [OE. confermen, confirmen, OF. confermer, F. confirmer, fr. L. confirmare; con + firmare to make firm, fr. firmus firm. See {Firm}.] 1. To make firm or firmer; to add… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 confirm — 1 *ratify Analogous words: *assent, consent, acquiesce, accede, subscribe: validate (see CONFIRM 2): sanction, *approve, endorse Contrasted words: reject, refuse, *decline 2 Confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, authentica …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 confirm — [kən fʉrm′] vt. [ME confermen < OFr confermer < L confirmare < com , intens. + firmare, to strengthen < firmus, FIRM1] 1. to make firm; strengthen; establish; encourage 2. to make valid by formal approval; ratify 3. to prove the truth …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 confirm — [v1] ratify, validate, prove affirm, approve, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, bless, buy, certify, check, check out, circumstantiate, corroborate, debunk, double check, endorse, establish, explain, give green light*, give high sign*, give… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 confirm — ► VERB 1) establish the truth or correctness of. 2) state with assurance that something is true. 3) make definite or formally valid. 4) (confirm in) reinforce (someone) in (an opinion or feeling). 5) (usu. be confirmed) administer the religious… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 confirm — mid 13c., confirmyn to ratify, from O.Fr. confermer (13c., Mod.Fr. confirmer) strengthen, establish, consolidate; affirm by proof or evidence; anoint (a king), from L. confirmare make firm, strengthen, establish, from com , intensive prefix (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 confirm — con|firm W2S2 [kənˈfə:m US ə:rm] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: confirmer, from Latin confirmare, from com ( COM ) + firmare to make firm ] 1.) to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof ▪ New… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 confirm */*/*/ — UK [kənˈfɜː(r)m] / US [kənˈfɜrm] verb Word forms confirm : present tense I/you/we/they confirm he/she/it confirms present participle confirming past tense confirmed past participle confirmed 1) [transitive] to prove that something is true The… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 confirm — con|firm [ kən fɜrm ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to prove that something is true: The study confirms the findings of earlier research. Please bring something with you that confirms your identity. confirm (that): The doctor may run a test to confirm …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 confirm — verb (T) 1 to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof: The new evidence has confirmed the first witness s story. | confirm that: Research has confirmed that the risk is higher for women. | confirm what: The new… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 confirm — 01. Hello, I d like to [confirm] my reservation for my flight to Amsterdam. 02. I was offered a position with the firm this morning, and received [confirmation] of my appointment as department head this afternoon. 03. Hello, I m just phoning to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 confirm — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French cunfermer, from Latin confirmare, from com + firmare to make firm, from firmus firm Date: 13th century 1. to give approval to ; ratify < confirm a treaty > 2. to make f …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 confirm — verb ADVERB ▪ just, merely, only, simply ▪ This latest tragedy merely confirms my view that the law must be tightened. ▪ independently ▪ These results were ind …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 confirm — [[t]kənfɜ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦♦ confirms, confirming, confirmed 1) VERB: no cont If something confirms what you believe, suspect, or fear, it shows that it is definitely true. [V that] X rays have confirmed that he has not broken any bones... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 17 confirm — confirmable, adj. confirmability, n. confirmer; Law, confirmor /kon feuhr mawr , keuhn ferr meuhr/, n. confirmingly, adv. /keuhn ferrm /, v.t. 1. to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; corroborate; verify: This report… …

    Universalium

  • 18 confirm*/*/*/ — [kənˈfɜːm] verb 1) [T] to show or say that something is true The study confirms the findings of earlier research.[/ex] The doctor may do a test to confirm that you are pregnant.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to tell someone that something will definitely happen… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 confirm — con•firm [[t]kənˈfɜrm[/t]] v. t. 1) to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; corroborate; verify: to confirm one s suspicions[/ex] 2) to acknowledge with definite assurance; make certain or definite: to confirm a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 confirm — /kən fa:m/ verb to say that something is certain ● to confirm a hotel reservation or a ticket or an agreement or a booking ♦ to confirm someone in a job to say that someone is now permanently in the job …

    Marketing dictionary in english