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)

Antonyms of adj confirmed

2 senses of confirmed

Sense 1
confirmed -- (of persons; not subject to change; "a confirmed bachelor"; "a confirmed invalid")

INDIRECT (VIA unchangeable) -> changeable, changeful -- (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices")

Sense 2
confirmed (vs. unconfirmed) -- (having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation; "confirmed reservations"; "received confirmed reports of casualties"; "a confirmed Catholic")

unconfirmed (vs. confirmed) -- (not finally established or settled; "an unconfirmed letter of credit"; "unconfirmed rumors")
        => unofficial -- (not officially established; "the early election returns are unofficial")

Similarity of adj confirmed

2 senses of confirmed

Sense 1
confirmed -- (of persons; not subject to change; "a confirmed bachelor"; "a confirmed invalid")
       => unchangeable (vs. changeable) -- (not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life")

Sense 2
confirmed (vs. unconfirmed) -- (having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation; "confirmed reservations"; "received confirmed reports of casualties"; "a confirmed Catholic")
       => official -- (verified officially; "the election returns are now official")

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