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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

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