Origin of confirmed
verb (used with object)
Origin of confirm
Synonyms for confirm
Antonyms for confirm
Related Words for confirmedsettled, accepted, proved, ingrained, worn, seasoned, hardened, accustomed, entrenched, fixed, habituated, inured, chronic, deep-rooted, deep-seated, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate, staid, valid, hard-shell
Examples from the Web for confirmed
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 8, 2015
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)
January 6, 2015
If there are 162 confirmed deaths from Flight 8501, this would make 2014 the worst year for accident deaths since 2005.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
The Senate confirmed him once before, in 2011, for a posting to the UN.Meet America’s Next Ambassador to Cuba
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of confirmed
The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
My former suspicions that Mr. Giles must have been in this neighbourhood were now confirmed.Explorations in Australia
Stineli has not yet been confirmed, and ought to be before she goes away.Rico and Wiseli
It only confirmed Mike's opinion that between them they had poisoned Lucretia.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
My determination was confirmed at this instant by the appearance of Lady Geraldine.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
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.