to confirm someone's statement: xác nhận lời tuyên bố của ai
thừa nhận, phê chuẩn
to confirm a treaty: phê chuẩn một bản hiệp ước
làm vững chắc, củng cố
to confirm one's power: củng cố quyền lực
làm cho (ai) nhiễm sâu (một thói quen, một nếp nghĩ...)
to confirm someone in his chain-smoking: làm cho ai nhiễm sâu cái tật hút thuốc lá liên tục
(tôn giáo) làm lễ kiên tín cho
confirms|confirmed|confirmingkən'fɜːm verb +establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts +strengthen or make more firm +make more firm +support a person for a position +administer the rite of confirmation to
+verb 1 to state or show that sth is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence: [VN] Rumours of job losses were later confirmed + His guilty expression confirmed my suspicions. + Please write to confirm your reservation (= say that it is definite). +[V (that)] Has everyone confirmed (that) they're coming? +[V wh-] Can you confirm what happened? +[VN that] It has been confirmed that Lewis's next fight will be against Bruno. 2[VN] ~ sth ~ sb (in sth) to make sb feel or believe sth even more strongly: The walk in the mountains confirmed his fear of heights. 3[VN] to make a position, an agreement, etc. more definite or official; to establish sb/sth firmly: After a six-month probationary period, her position was confirmed. + He was confirmed as captain for the rest of the season. 4[VN][usually passive] to make sb a full member of the Christian Church: She was baptized when she was a month old and confirmed when she was thirteen.
Collocation Dictionary verb
merely, only, simply
This latest tragedy merely confirms my view that the law must be tightened.
The plans were officially confirmed yesterday.
VERB + CONFIRM
be able/unable to, can/could | appear to, seem to, tend to
These new symptoms tend to confirm my original diagnosis.
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