1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

- his story confirmed my doubts

Similar word(s): affirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

Definition categories: cognition

2. strengthen or make more firm

- The witnesses confirmed the victim's account

Similar word(s): reassert

Definition categories: communication, affirm

3. make more firm

- Confirm thy soul in self-control!

Definition categories: change, fortify, strengthen

4. support a person for a position

- The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense

Definition categories: social, approve, okay, sanction

5. administer the rite of confirmation to

- the children were confirmed in their mother's faith

Definition categories: social, covenant