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confirming


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confirm  \Con*firm"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Confrmed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Confirming}.]  [OE.  confermen,  confirmen,  OF 
  confermer,  F.  confirmer,  fr  L.  confirmare  con-  +  firmare  to 
  make  firm,  fr  firmus  firm.  See  {Firm}.] 
  1.  To  make  firm  or  firmer;  to  add  strength  to  to  establish; 
  as  health  is  confirmed  by  exercise. 
 
  Confirm  the  crown  to  me  and  to  mine  heirs.  --Shak. 
 
  And  confirmed  the  same  unto  Jacob  for  a  law.  --Ps. 
  cv  10. 
 
  2.  To  strengthen  in  judgment  or  purpose. 
 
  Confirmed,  then,  I  resolve  Adam  shall  share  with  me 
  in  bliss  or  woe.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  give  new  assurance  of  the  truth  of  to  render  certain; 
  to  verify;  to  corroborate;  as  to  confirm  a  rumor. 
 
  Your  eyes  shall  witness  and  confirm  my  tale.  --Pope. 
 
  These  likelihoods  confirm  her  flight.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  render  valid  by  formal  assent;  to  complete  by  a 
  necessary  sanction;  to  ratify;  as  to  confirm  the 
  appoinment  of  an  official;  the  Senate  confirms  a  treaty. 
 
  That  treaty  so  prejudicial  ought  to  have  been 
  remitted  rather  than  confimed.  --Swift. 
 
  5.  (Eccl.)  To  administer  the  rite  of  confirmation  to  See 
  {Confirmation},  3. 
 
  Those  which  are  thus  confirmed  are  thereby  supposed 
  to  be  fit  for  admission  to  the  sacrament.  --Hammond. 
 
  Syn:  To  strengthen;  corroborate;  substantiate;  establish; 
  fix;  ratify;  settle;  verify;  assure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confirming 
  adj  1:  (med)  indicating  existence  or  presence  of  a  suspected 
  condition  or  pathogen;  "a  positive  pregnancy  test" 
  [syn:  {positive}]  [ant:  {negative}] 
  2:  serving  to  support  or  corroborate;  "collateral  evidence" 
  [syn:  {collateral},  {confirmative},  {confirmatory},  {corroborative}, 
  {corroboratory},  {substantiating},  {substantiative},  {validating}, 
  {validatory},  {verificatory},  {verifying}] 




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