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Definition 1: a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church - [noun denoting act]

(confirmation is a kind of ...) a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting act]

(confirmation is a kind of ...) a ceremony having religious meaning

Definition 3: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where confirmation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

Synonyms for confirmation in the sense of this definition

(confirmation is a kind of ...) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

(... is a kind of confirmation ) a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be

(... is a kind of confirmation ) an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources

(... is a kind of confirmation ) a system of checking for errors in computer functioning

(... is a kind of confirmation ) a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage

Definition 4: information that confirms or verifies - [noun denoting communication]

(confirmation is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of confirmation ) information that makes more forcible or convincing

"his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"

(... is a kind of confirmation ) confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

Definition 5: making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where confirmation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ratification of the treaty
  • confirmation of the appointment

Synonyms for confirmation in the sense of this definition

(confirmation is a kind of ...) the verbal act of agreeing

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