verb (used with object)
Origin of confirm
British Dictionary definitions for reconfirm (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for reconfirm (2 of 2)
Word Origin for confirm
Word Origin and History for reconfirm
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.