Confirmation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkɑːnfərˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word confirmation
Brit.  |kɒnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word confirmation


- additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct (syn: check, substantiation, verification)
fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
- information that confirms or verifies
- making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it (syn: ratification)
confirmation of the appointment
- a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
- a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church

Extra examples

Reporters awaited confirmation from the army about the battle.

We don't have independent confirmation of the facts.

Final confirmation came only after the investigation was completed.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order.

You will receive confirmation of your order by e-mail.

Many senators are opposed to his confirmation as a federal judge.

There has still been no official confirmation of the report.

Most hotels require confirmation from a prospective guest in writing.

His appointment to the Supereme Court needs confirmation by the Senate.

Another laboratory has provided independent confirmation of the test results.

He sponsored me at my confirmation.

...he grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash...

Word forms

singular: confirmation
plural: confirmations
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