Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confirm

5 senses of confirm

Sense 1
confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 2
confirm, reassert -- (strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account")
       => affirm -- (say yes to)

Sense 3
confirm -- (make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!")
       => strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")

Sense 4
confirm -- (support a person for a position; "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense")
       => approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")

Sense 5
confirm -- (administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith")
       => covenant -- (enter into a covenant)

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