confirm

confirm
confirm con‧firm [kənˈfɜːm ǁ -fɜːrm] verb [transitive]
1. to say or show that something is definitely true:

• The company said the report confirmed what its own directors and accountants had already established.

confirm that

• Walsh confirmed that the money had been paid.

2. to tell someone that a possible arrangement, date, or time is now definite:

• Could you confirm the dates we discussed?

• I am writing to confirm our order for a 500mm print.

• If a confirmed booking is cancelled a 50% fee will be charged.

— confirmation noun [uncountable] :

• The bank has to receive confirmation that the check has cleared.

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confirm UK US /kənˈfɜːm/ verb
[I or T] to make an arrangement or meeting certain, often by phone or writing: confirm that »

So far ten people have confirmed that they will be attending the meeting.

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When initial appointments are made over the telephone, these should also be confirmed in writing.

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No contract exists until the company confirms by email that their order has been dispatched.

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The group said it expected another $5 billion of orders to be confirmed soon.

[T] to prove or say that something is true: »

Britain's biggest dairy company yesterday confirmed 3,450 job losses.

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They refused to confirm or deny speculation that the company was to close.

confirmation noun [C or U]
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It is essential to obtain confirmation in writing.

confirmation that »

Investors are looking for confirmation that the economy is picking up speed.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • confirm — con|firm [ kən fɜrm ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to prove that something is true: The study confirms the findings of earlier research. Please bring something with you that confirms your identity. confirm (that): The doctor may run a test to confirm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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