- confirmation bias,
- confirmation hearings,
Origin of confirmed
verb (used with object)
Origin of confirm
Examples from the Web for confirmed
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lalo said he reported the kidnapping to his ICE handlers, which was confirmed by a former federal agent familiar with the case.
Fry had previously confirmed the news to his army of followers on Twitter.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If there are 162 confirmed deaths from Flight 8501, this would make 2014 the worst year for accident deaths since 2005.
The Senate confirmed him once before, in 2011, for a posting to the UN.
Entering, the men witnessed a scene that confirmed their worst fears.A King of Tyre|James M. Ludlow
The imposing aspect of the comet in 1066 described in European chronicles of that time is confirmed by the Chinese Annals.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
This suggestion of the ready Bearnese confirmed the doubts of Alexander.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
I was a confirmed grumbler, too; but he never let me indulge my discontent.Through Three Campaigns|G. A. Henty
The whole business was confirmed by Tobasco, the police spy, who secured the letter and gave it to the prefect of police.The Boy Nihilist|Allan Arnold
Word Origin for confirm
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.