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Adjective: confirming  kun'fur-ming
  1. (medicine) indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
    "a confirming pregnancy test";
    - positive
     
  2. Serving to support or corroborate
    "confirming evidence";
    - collateral, confirmative, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying
Verb: confirm  kun'furm
  1. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    "his story confirmed my doubts";
    - corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
     
  2. Strengthen or make more firm
    "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"; "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account";
    - reassert
     
  3. Support a person for a position
    "The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
     
  4. (religion) administer the rite of confirmation to
    "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

See also: Gram-positive, supportive

Type of: affirm, approve, beef up, covenant, fortify, O.K., OK, okay, sanction, strengthen

Encyclopedia: Confirm