Synonyms for confirm

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuhn-furm
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈfɜrm

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Définition of confirm

Origin :
  • mid-13c., confirmyn "to ratify," from Old French confermer (13c., Modern French confirmer) "strengthen, establish, consolidate; affirm by proof or evidence; anoint (a king)," from Latin confirmare "make firm, strengthen, establish," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + firmare "to strengthen," from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Confirmative; confirmatory.
  • verb ratify, validate, prove
  • verb reinforce
Example sentences :
  • Percival read them all hungrily, disregarding those that did not confirm his own opinions.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But the lapse of a few months will confirm or dispel their fears.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He could not have chosen a more opportune time to confirm his own undoing.
  • Extract from : « Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates » by Howard Pyle
  • Heyward was not slow to confirm an opinion that was so favorable to his own pretensions.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • And if it be impossible to assign any, this will serve to confirm our suspicion.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • It seemed to confirm all the long-suppressed ambitions of her own heart.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • I hesitate not to confirm this promise, Sir, upon your own condition.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The sentence upon the traitor is a just one; do thou then confirm it!
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various
  • Traditions these which I mean not either to confirm with arguments of my own or to refute.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • The cottage in which he found her did not confirm his anticipations.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Antonyms for confirm

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