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confirmatory

[ kuhn-fur-muh-tawr-ee ]
/ kənˈfɜr məˌtɔr i /
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adjective
serving to confirm; corroborative.
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Also con·firm·a·tive [kuhn-fur-muh-tiv] /kənˈfɜr mə tɪv/ .

Origin of confirmatory

1630–40; <Medieval Latin confirmātōrius, equivalent to Latin confirmā(re) (see confirm) + -tōrius-tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM confirmatory

non·con·firm·a·tive, adjectivenon·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·tive, adjectiveun·con·firm·a·to·ry, adjective
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How to use confirmatory in a sentence

  • But there have been doubters, and unbelievers, in all ages—even though confirmative evidences have been strong and plain.

  • Not all subjects of gossip are as confirmative as Rosie Rashnowsky that day proved herself to be.

    Little Aliens|Myra Kelly
  • 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 &amp; Sex|Chapman Cohen
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