Confirmative

confirmatory

[kuhn-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
serving to confirm; corroborative.
Also, confirmative.


Origin:
1630–40; < Medieval Latin confirmātōrius, equivalent to Latin confirmā(re) (see confirm) + -tōrius -tory1

nonconfirmative, adjective
nonconfirmatory, adjective
unconfirmative, adjective
unconfirmatory, adjective
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confirm (kənˈfɜːm)
 
vb
1.  (may take a clause as object) to prove to be true or valid; corroborate; verify
2.  (may take a clause as object) to assert for a second or further time, so as to make more definite: he confirmed that he would appear in court
3.  to strengthen or make more firm: his story confirmed my doubts
4.  to make valid by a formal act or agreement; ratify
5.  to administer the rite of confirmation to
 
[C13: from Old French confermer, from Latin confirmāre, from firmusfirm1]
 
con'firmable
 
adj
 
con'firmatory
 
adj
 
con'firmative
 
adj
 
con'firmer
 
n

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