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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·firm /kənˈfɝm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·firm v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confrmed p. pr. & vb. n. Confirming.]
 1. To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
    Confirm the crown to me and to mine heirs.   --Shak.
    And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law.   --Ps. cv. 10.
 2. To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
 Confirmed, then, I resolve
 Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe.   --Milton.
 3. To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
    Your eyes shall witness and confirm my tale.   --Pope.
    These likelihoods confirm her flight.   --Shak.
 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.
    That treaty so prejudicial ought to have been remitted rather than confimed.   --Swift.
 5. Eccl. To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his
           story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the
           defendant" [syn: corroborate, sustain, substantiate,
            support, affirm] [ant: negate]
      2: strengthen or make more firm; "The witnesses confirmed the
         victim's account" [syn: reassert]
      3: make more firm; "Confirm thy soul in self-control!"
      4: as of a person to a position; "The Senate confirmed the
         President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"
      5: administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were
         confirmed in their mother's faith"