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or confirmative

[kuh n-fur-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or kuh n-fur-muh-tiv] /kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or kənˈfɜr mə tɪv/
serving to confirm; corroborative.
Origin of confirmatory
1630-40; < Medieval Latin confirmātōrius, equivalent to Latin confirmā(re) (see confirm) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
nonconfirmative, adjective
nonconfirmatory, adjective
unconfirmative, adjective
unconfirmatory, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had not received any hint beforehand of this confirmative evidence.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Asceticism, usually taken as evidence to the reverse, is on the contrary, confirmative.

    Religion & Sex Chapman Cohen
  • Not all subjects of gossip are as confirmative as Rosie Rashnowsky that day proved herself to be.

    Little Aliens

    Myra Kelly

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