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 confirming

2 senses of confirming

Sense 1
positive (vs. negative), confirming -- (indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test")


Sense 2
collateral, confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying -- (serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Similarity of adj confirming

2 senses of confirming

Sense 1
positive (vs. negative), confirming -- (indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test")
       => Gram-positive -- ((of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method)

Sense 2
collateral, confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying -- (serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

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