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confirmed

[kuh n-furmd] /kənˈfɜrmd/
adjective
1.
made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.:
confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed reservations on the three o'clock flight to Denver.
2.
settled; ratified.
3.
firmly established in a habit or condition; inveterate:
a confirmed bachelor.
4.
given additional determination; made resolute.
5.
having received the religious rite of confirmation.
Origin of confirmed
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English confermyd. See confirm, -ed2
Related forms
confirmedly
[kuh n-fuhr-mid-lee] /kənˈfʌr mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
confirmedness
[kuh n-fur-mid-nis, -furmd-] /kənˈfɜr mɪd nɪs, -ˈfɜrmd-/ (Show IPA),
noun
unconfirmed, adjective
well-confirmed, adjective

confirm

[kuh n-furm] /kənˈfɜrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; corroborate; verify:
This report confirms my suspicions.
2.
to acknowledge with definite assurance:
Did the hotel confirm our room reservation?
3.
to make valid or binding by some formal or legal act; sanction; ratify:
to confirm a treaty; to confirm her appointment to the Supreme Court.
4.
to make firm or more firm; add strength to; settle or establish firmly:
Their support confirmed my determination to run for mayor.
5.
to strengthen (a person) in habit, resolution, opinion, etc.:
The accident confirmed him in his fear of driving.
6.
to administer the religious rite of confirmation to.
Origin
1250-1300; < Latin confirmāre to strengthen, confirm (see con-, firm1); replacing Middle English confermen < Old French < Latin, as above
Related forms
confirmable, adjective
confirmability, noun
confirmer; Law. confirmor
[kon-fer-mawr, kuh n-fur-mer] /ˌkɒn fərˈmɔr, kənˈfɜr mər/ (Show IPA),
noun
confirmingly, adverb
nonconfirming, adjective
preconfirm, verb (used with object)
reconfirm, verb (used with object)
unconfirm, verb (used with object)
unconfirmability, noun
Synonyms
1. prove, substantiate, authenticate, validate. 4. fix.
Antonyms
1. disprove. 3. invalidate. 4. shake.
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  • It is therefore not subject to "revisal" except from my own re-reading, and such re-reading has only confirmed it.

  • The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Presently his eyes coming to themselves, confirmed the fact that he was in the midst of a notable number of the unwashed.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • My former suspicions that Mr. Giles must have been in this neighbourhood were now confirmed.

  • He had vaguely felt that he was trespassing when he first entered the hotel, and now his doubts were confirmed.

British Dictionary definitions for confirmed

confirmed

/kənˈfɜːmd/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) long-established in a habit, way of life, etc: a confirmed bachelor
2.
having received the rite of confirmation
3.
(of a disease) another word for chronic
Derived Forms
confirmedly (kənˈfɜːmɪdlɪ) adverb
confirmedness (kənˈfɜːmɪdnɪs; -ˈfɜːmd-) noun

confirm

/kənˈfɜːm/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
confirmable, adjective
confirmatory, confirmative, adjective
confirmer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French confermer, from Latin confirmāre, from firmusfirm1
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Word Origin and History for confirmed
adj.

late 14c., of diseases, "firmly established," past participle adjective from confirm. Of persons and their habits, from 1826.

confirm

v.

mid-13c., confirmyn "to ratify," from Old French confermer (13c., Modern French confirmer) "strengthen, establish, consolidate; affirm by proof or evidence; anoint (a king)," from Latin confirmare "make firm, strengthen, establish," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + firmare "to strengthen," from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Confirmative; confirmatory.

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