1 ratify, sanction, authorize, endorse, support, sustain, approve, uphold, back up, validate, verify, recognize; authenticate, accredit:
By-laws shall not take effect unless confirmed by the local authority.
2 establish, settle, affirm, ensure, clinch, substantiate, guarantee, bind, seal:
The king thereby confirmed his control over the islands.
3 strengthen, encourage, fortify, reinforce, corroborate, substantiate, buttress, prove:
Later events confirmed his opinion.
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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