Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun confirmation

5 senses of confirmation

Sense 1
confirmation, verification, check, substantiation -- (additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory")
       => proof, cogent evidence -- (any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it")

Sense 2
confirmation -- (information that confirms or verifies)
       => information, info -- (a message received and understood)

Sense 3
ratification, confirmation -- (making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment")
       => agreement -- (the verbal act of agreeing)

Sense 4
confirmation -- (a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism)
       => religious ceremony, religious ritual -- (a ceremony having religious meaning)

Sense 5
confirmation -- (a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church)
       => sacrament -- (a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction)

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