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2 definitions found
 for Confirming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Confirm \Con*firm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confrmed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Confirming.] [OE. confermen, confirmen, OF.
     confermer, F. confirmer, fr. L. confirmare; con- + firmare to
     make firm, fr. firmus firm. See Firm.]
     1. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish;
        as, health is confirmed by exercise.
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              Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs. --Shak.
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              And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law. --Ps.
                                                    cv. 10.
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     2. To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
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              Confirmed, then, I resolve
              Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe. --Milton.
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     3. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain;
        to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
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              Your eyes shall witness and confirm my tale. --Pope.
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              These likelihoods confirm her flight. --Shak.
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     4. To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a
        necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the
        appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.
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              That treaty so prejudicial ought to have been
              remitted rather than confimed.        --Swift.
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     5. (Eccl.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See
        Confirmation, 3.
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              Those which are thus confirmed are thereby supposed
              to be fit for admission to the sacrament. --Hammond.
  
     Syn: To strengthen; corroborate; substantiate; establish;
          fix; ratify; settle; verify; assure.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  confirming
      adj 1: indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition
             or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test" [syn:
             positive, confirming] [ant: disconfirming,
             negative]
      2: serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"
         [syn: collateral, confirmative, confirming,
         confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory,
         substantiating, substantiative, validating,
         validatory, verificatory, verifying]

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