confirm


confirm
con·firm vt
1 a: to make valid by necessary formal approval
the debtor's chapter 13 plan confirm ed by the court
b: to vote approval of
confirm a nomination
2: to give formal acknowledgment of receipt of
3: to remove doubt about by authoritative act or indisputable fact
a consent decree confirm ing Capt. Brown's right to his cargo — W. G. Young

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

confirm
I verb accede, accord, accredit, acknowledge, acquiesce, add strength to, adhere, agree to, agree with, ally, approve, assent, attest, authenticate, authorize, avow, charter, commend, comprobare, concede, concur, consent, corroborate, countersign, document, endorse, establish, fortify, give one's word for, give security, guarantee, homologate, join in a compact, legalize, license, make firm, make valid, pass, permit, prove, ratify, recognize, sancire, sanction, seal, second, support, sustain, uphold, validate, verify, vote for, vouch for foreign phrases:
- Confirmare nemo potest prius quam jus ei acciderit — No one can confirm a right before it accrues to him
- Confirmare est id firmum facere quod prius in flrmum fuit — To confirm is to make firm that which had been infirm
- Confirmat usum qui toll it abusum. — He confirms a use who removes an abuse
II index accept (admit as sufficient), accept (assent), accredit, acknowledge (verify), admit (concede), affirm (uphold), agree (comply), appoint, approve, ascertain, assent, assure (insure), attest, authorize, avouch (avow), avow, bind (obligate), bond (secure a debt), certify (approve), certify (attest), corroborate, cosign, countenance, countersign, demonstrate (establish), determine, document, endorse, ensure, establish (show), evidence, fix (make firm), indorse, legalize, notarize, pass (approve), prove, reaffirm, reassure, reveal, seal (solemnize), sign, subscribe (sign), substantiate, support (corroborate), swear, uphold, validate, vouch, witness (attest to)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


confirm
v.
(1) To show that a statement is correct; to state that a fact is true.
(2) To formally install someone in office; to ratify.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • confirm — con‧firm [kənˈfɜːm ǁ fɜːrm] verb [transitive] 1. to say or show that something is definitely true: • The company said the report confirmed what its own directors and accountants had already established. confirm that • Walsh confirmed that the… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confirm — 1 *ratify Analogous words: *assent, consent, acquiesce, accede, subscribe: validate (see CONFIRM 2): sanction, *approve, endorse Contrasted words: reject, refuse, *decline 2 Confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, authentica …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confirm — [kən fʉrm′] vt. [ME confermen < OFr confermer < L confirmare < com , intens. + firmare, to strengthen < firmus, FIRM1] 1. to make firm; strengthen; establish; encourage 2. to make valid by formal approval; ratify 3. to prove the truth …   English World dictionary

  • confirm — [v1] ratify, validate, prove affirm, approve, attest, authenticate, back, bear out, bless, buy, certify, check, check out, circumstantiate, corroborate, debunk, double check, endorse, establish, explain, give green light*, give high sign*, give… …   New thesaurus

  • confirm — ► VERB 1) establish the truth or correctness of. 2) state with assurance that something is true. 3) make definite or formally valid. 4) (confirm in) reinforce (someone) in (an opinion or feeling). 5) (usu. be confirmed) administer the religious… …   English terms dictionary

  • confirm — mid 13c., confirmyn to ratify, from O.Fr. confermer (13c., Mod.Fr. confirmer) strengthen, establish, consolidate; affirm by proof or evidence; anoint (a king), from L. confirmare make firm, strengthen, establish, from com , intensive prefix (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confirm — con|firm W2S2 [kənˈfə:m US ə:rm] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: confirmer, from Latin confirmare, from com ( COM ) + firmare to make firm ] 1.) to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof ▪ New… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confirm */*/*/ — UK [kənˈfɜː(r)m] / US [kənˈfɜrm] verb Word forms confirm : present tense I/you/we/they confirm he/she/it confirms present participle confirming past tense confirmed past participle confirmed 1) [transitive] to prove that something is true The… …   English dictionary

  • confirm — con|firm [ kən fɜrm ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to prove that something is true: The study confirms the findings of earlier research. Please bring something with you that confirms your identity. confirm (that): The doctor may run a test to confirm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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