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English definition of “confirm”

confirm

verb     /kənˈfɜːm/
[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 . When initial appointments are made over the telephone , these should also be confirmed in writing. No contract exists until the company confirms by email that their order has been dispatched . 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 . They refused to confirm or deny speculation that the company was to close .
confirmation noun [C or U]
(Definition of confirm verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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