Definition of 'confirm'
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They confirm other studies about why people resign. Christianity Today (2000)More and more research is confirming that giving makes us happy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some remaining board members have confirmed their intention to launch a rescue package. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The two men spoke only to confirm basic details about their identity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He gave names of former staff members who could confirm that role. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So much broadcasting is about comforting and confirming. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Friends who know about these things confirmed this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Family members confirmed that they had heard reports of his death. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Figures confirm complaints about flying cameras being used to peer into windows are rising. The Sun (2016)Those confirmed dead include one member of the crew and a high school student who died after being rescued. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Police confirmed that one woman died when she missed the rescue blanket after leaping through the smoke and flames. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That would have been the perfect scenario for when he is confirmed in the role on a permanent basis next week. The Sun (2014)Trade unions are also required to hold a ballot to confirm that its members wish to make donations to political parties. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)No cast members have been confirmed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Three have been built, one more is confirmed and eight are being drawn up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And police confirmed that one of those wounded in the shop is the girlfriend of a man already in custody over that incident. The Sun (2013)If there should be any difficulty about my being confirmed, of course we will explain it. The Daisy Chain (1837)Not one has been confirmed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They emerged hours after the PM confirmed his role in keeping the charity afloat. The Sun (2015)To confirm this, one only need consider two statistics from recent Italian opinion polls. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Having seen it, I can confirm that it makes bleak viewing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'confirm'
British English: confirm /kənˈfɜːm/ VERB
If something confirms what you believe, it shows that it is definitely true.
X-rays have confirmed that he has not broken any bones.
- American English: confirm
- Arabic: يُؤَكِّدُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: confirmar
- Chinese: 确认
- Croatian: potvrditi
- Czech: potvrdit
- Danish: bekræfte
- Dutch: bevestigen
- European Spanish: confirmar
- Finnish: vahvistaa varmistaa
- French: confirmer
- German: bestätigen
- Greek: επιβεβαιώνω
- Italian: confermare
- Japanese: 確認する
- Korean: 확인하다
- Norwegian: bekrefte
- Polish: potwierdzić
- European Portuguese: confirmar
- Romanian: a confirma
- Russian: подтверждать
- Spanish: confirmar
- Swedish: bekräfta
- Thai: ยืนยัน
- Turkish: doğrulamak
- Ukrainian: підтверджувати
- Vietnamese: xác nhận
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