- made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, etc.: confirmed reports of new fighting at the front; confirmed reservations on the three o'clock flight to Denver.
- settled; ratified.
- firmly established in a habit or condition; inveterate: a confirmed bachelor.
- given additional determination; made resolute.
- having received the religious rite of confirmation.
Origin of confirmed
- to establish the truth, accuracy, validity, or genuineness of; corroborate; verify: This report confirms my suspicions.
- to acknowledge with definite assurance: Did the hotel confirm our room reservation?
- to make valid or binding by some formal or legal act; sanction; ratify: to confirm a treaty; to confirm her appointment to the Supreme Court.
- to make firm or more firm; add strength to; settle or establish firmly: Their support confirmed my determination to run for mayor.
- to strengthen (a person) in habit, resolution, opinion, etc.: The accident confirmed him in his fear of driving.
- to administer the religious rite of confirmation to.
Origin of confirm
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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
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
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)
- (prenominal) long-established in a habit, way of life, etca confirmed bachelor
- having received the rite of confirmation
- (of a disease) another word for chronic
- (may take a clause as object) to prove to be true or valid; corroborate; verify
- (may take a clause as object) to assert for a second or further time, so as to make more definitehe confirmed that he would appear in court
- to strengthen or make more firmhis story confirmed my doubts
- to make valid by a formal act or agreement; ratify
- to administer the rite of confirmation to
Word Origin and History for confirmed
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.