If Hagel is confirmed but roughed up in the process, the administration will be forced to spend valuable capital.
Royal aides have confirmed that William will be able to use a “work” helicopter if one is available.
The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed that the rescue mission began on Friday evening.
late 14c., of diseases, "firmly established," past participle adjective from confirm. Of persons and their habits, from 1826.
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.