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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. [1913 Webster] Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law. --Ps. cv. 10. [1913 Webster] 2. To strengthen in judgment or purpose. [1913 Webster] Confirmed, then, I resolve Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor. [1913 Webster] Your eyes shall witness and confirm my tale. --Pope. [1913 Webster] These likelihoods confirm her flight. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] That treaty so prejudicial ought to have been remitted rather than confimed. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 5. (Eccl.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]