just, merely, only, simply

This latest tragedy merely confirms my view that the law must be tightened.


These results were independently confirmed in a study of 48 patients.


The plans were officially confirmed yesterday.

unanimously (AmE)

Clement was unanimously confirmed to serve on the District Court.

experimentally (technical)

I wanted to find a way to experimentally confirm the results.

be able to, be unable to, can, could
appear to, seem to, tend to

These new symptoms tend to confirm my original diagnosis.

help (to)

Your veterinarian will suggest some tests to help confirm the diagnosis.

Confirm is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑autopsy, ↑document, ↑evidence, ↑examination, ↑experiment, ↑finding, ↑inspection, ↑pathologist, ↑poll, ↑report, ↑research, ↑result, ↑scan, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑test
Confirm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accuracy, ↑allegation, ↑appointment, ↑arrangement, ↑authenticity, ↑belief, ↑booking, ↑conclusion, ↑correctness, ↑detail, ↑diagnosis, ↑existence, ↑expectation, ↑fear, ↑feasibility, ↑finding, ↑flight, ↑hunch, ↑hypothesis, ↑identity, ↑importance, ↑impression, ↑judgement, ↑news, ↑nominee, ↑perception, ↑prediction, ↑pregnancy, ↑prejudice, ↑presence, ↑report, ↑reservation, ↑result, ↑rumour, ↑speculation, ↑status, ↑stereotype, ↑superiority, ↑support, ↑supposition, ↑suspicion, ↑theory, ↑validity, ↑view, ↑willingness, ↑worst

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