CONFIRM, verb transitive [Latin , to make firm. See Firm.]
1. To make firm, or more firm; to add strength to; to strengthen; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
2. To fix more firmly; to settle or establish.
CONFIRMing the souls of the disciples. Acts 14:1.
I confirm thee in the priesthood. Maccabees.
CONFIRM the crown to me and to mine heirs.
3. To make firm or certain; to give new assurance of truth or certainty; to put past doubt.
The testimony of Christ was confirmed in you. 1 Corinthians 1:8.
4. To fix; to radicate; as, the patient has a confirmed dropsy.
5. To strengthen; to ratify; as, to confirm an agreement, promise, covenant or title.
6. To make more firm; to strengthen; as, to confirm an opinion, a purpose or resolution.
7. To admit to the full privileges of a Christian, by the imposition of hands.