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C. Everett 'Chic' Koop became U.S. Surgeon General under President Reagan. He was a world renowned pediatric surgeon who had a tumultuous Senate confirmation process due to partisanship. Chic took office in January 1982, a time of 'tobacco wars' and a new and evolving terrifying disease that we ultimately came to know as AIDS.
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Meaning of "confirmation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONFIRMATION

confirmation  [ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONFIRMATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Confirmation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONFIRMATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation is a rite of initiation in several Christian denominations, normally carried out through anointing, the laying on of hands, and prayer, for the purpose of bestowing the Gift of the Holy Spirit. In Christianity, confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant created in Holy Baptism. In some denominations, confirmation also bestows full membership in a local congregation upon the recipient. In others, such as the Roman Catholic Church, confirmation "renders the bond with the Church more perfect", because, while a baptized person is already a member, "reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace". Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox Churches, and many Anglicans view Confirmation as a sacrament. In the East it is conferred immediately after baptism. In the West, this practice is followed when adults are baptized, but in the case of infants not in danger of death it is administered, ordinarily by a bishop, only when the child reaches the age of reason or early adolescence.

Definition of confirmation in the English dictionary

The first definition of confirmation in the dictionary is the act of confirming. Other definition of confirmation is something that confirms; verification. Confirmation is also a rite in several Christian churches that confirms a baptized person in his or her faith and admits him or her to full participation in the church.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONFIRMATION


affirmation
ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən
animation
ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən
approximation
əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃən
automation
ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən
conformation
ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən
Dalmatian
dælˈmeɪʃən
defamation
ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən
deformation
ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən
estimation
ˌɛstɪˈmeɪʃən
exclamation
ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən
formation
fɔːˈmeɪʃən
inflammation
ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃən
information
ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
misinformation
ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
proclamation
ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən
reclamation
ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən
reformation
ˌrɛfəˈmeɪʃən
sublimation
ˌsʌblɪˈmeɪʃən
summation
sʌˈmeɪʃən
transformation
ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONFIRMATION

confineless
confinement
confiner
confines
confirm
confirmability
confirmable
confirmand
confirmational
confirmative
confirmator
confirmatory
confirmed
confirmed credit
confirmed letter of credit
confirmedly
confirmee
confirmer
confirmings
confirmor

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONFIRMATION

accreditation
action
administration
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
foundation

Synonyms and antonyms of confirmation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONFIRMATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «confirmation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of confirmation

Translation of «confirmation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONFIRMATION

Find out the translation of confirmation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of confirmation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «confirmation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

证实
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

confirmación
570 millions of speakers

English

confirmation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुष्टि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَأْكِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подтверждение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

confirmação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমোদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

confirmation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengesahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bestätigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

確認
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

확인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konfirmasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự xác nhận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறுதிப்படுத்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुष्टीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Onayla
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conferma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

potwierdzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підтвердження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

confirmare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιβεβαίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bevestiging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bekräftelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bekreftelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of confirmation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONFIRMATION»

The term «confirmation» is very widely used and occupies the 3.733 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about confirmation

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONFIRMATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word confirmation.
1
Spencer Bachus
The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq.
2
Mikhail Bakunin
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.
3
James Mark Baldwin
In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time.
4
John Berger
A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see. Following up its logic in order to check its accuracy, you find confirmation or denial in the object itself or in your memory of it.
5
Wernher von Braun
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
6
Stephen Breyer
And in that confirmation process, I sat for 17 hours in front of a senate judiciary committee.
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Richard Carmona
C. Everett 'Chic' Koop became U.S. Surgeon General under President Reagan. He was a world renowned pediatric surgeon who had a tumultuous Senate confirmation process due to partisanship. Chic took office in January 1982, a time of 'tobacco wars' and a new and evolving terrifying disease that we ultimately came to know as AIDS.
8
Garry Disher
At one level, an award is an endorsement, a confirmation, but I always find myself looking askance at awards and good reviews, as though another Garry Disher had earned them.
9
Henry B. Eyring
The words of confirmation into the Church are an invitation: 'Receive the Holy Ghost.' And that choice must be made not once, but every day, every hour, every minute.
10
Lindsay Hartley
The confirmation for both jobs - 'AMC' and 'Smallville' - came through on the same day, so there was a lot of wine flowing in the Hartley house that night!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONFIRMATION»

Discover the use of confirmation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to confirmation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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My Confirmation Book
Part keepsake, part teaching book, this small volume is filled with inspiration, encouragement, and reflections to ponder for 4th graders and up.
Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle, 2013
2
Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective
Are new privileges granted and additional responsibilities required of confirmands? Christian educator Richard Robert Osmer addresses these questions as he examines the theological significance of confirmation.
Richard Robert Osmer, 1996
3
The Confirmation
A timely, well-informed legal/political thriller by leading conservative Ralph Reed about the top domestic (abortion, same-sex marriage) and international (terrorism) issues of today.
Ralph Reed, 2010
4
The Christian Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, ...
A contemporary theology of these three sacraments, surveying their historical development, their theology today, and liturgical and pastoral implications.
Kenan B. Osborne, 1987
5
Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us?
The author draws on a combination of scientific research and personal struggle to explore his personal efforts to procure the physical evidence necessary to prove his case that aliens have made contact with Earth
Whitley Strieber, 1998
6
The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory
In analyzing the logical structure of evolutionary biology, Elisabeth Lloyd argues that the semantic account is more appropriate and powerful. This book will be of interest to biologists and philosophers alike.
Elisabeth Anne Lloyd, 1994
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Anointing with the Spirit: The Rite of Confirmation: The Use ...
Father Dalen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recognizing them once more as members of its ...
Gerard Austin, 1985
8
Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times
Just in time for the first Supreme Court confirmation of the Obama administration, one of America's most insightful legal commentators updates the critically acclaimed Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times to place ...
Benjamin Wittes, 2009
9
Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in ...
In this bold work of broad scope and rich erudition, Richard W. Miller sets out to reorient the philosophy of science.
Richard W. Miller, 1987
10
Learning Centers for Confirmation
Here Doris Murphy offers fifteen creative and formative centers. At each, young people and their families share church teaching, Scripture, prayers, conversation, and fun activities that reinforces the teaching.
Doris Murphy, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONFIRMATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term confirmation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dems lunge into confirmation fight
While Senate confirmation would lend Szubin extra clout, former government officials say he can perform most of his duties without it. “I don't ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
2
Treat Williams tweets pic from 'Confirmation' set
The cast of “Confirmation,” which is directed by Rick Famuyiwa and written by Susannah Grant, also includes Wendell Pierce as Thomas; ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
Prosecution pushes for confirmation of death sentence for Kalamboli …
Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian on Monday sought confirmation of punishment of a man who was sent to the gallows in 2013 for raping ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
Now predict your train ticket confirmation using this app
If you want to know your current PNR status, download this app. ixigo has launched a PNR prediction app to help train passengers know the ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
5
Federal Circuit Nominee Sails Through Senate Confirmation
In a momentary break from partisanship, the U.S. Senate approved President Obama's nomination of Kara Farnandez Stoll by a vote of 95-0 ... «The Recorder, Jul 15»
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Is this confirmation Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny is …
There were many surprises at the christening of Princess Charlotte, but the biggest was the cameo made by a woman who appeared to have ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
Sen. Toomey should be pushing for Judge Restrepo's confirmation
In the editorial “Unjust Delay: Toomey Is to Blame for a Stalled Nomination” (May 10), the PG suggested that it was time to confirm the eminently ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
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No confirmation on meeting with Manohar Parrikar on OROP: Ex …
New Delhi: As protests over delay in the implementation of the promised 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme continued for the 23rd day in the ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
9
Rail ticket confirmation predictor ConfirmTKT secures angel funding
ConfirmTKT, a startup that predicts train ticket confirmation chances based on historical trends, has secured angel funding from Pravin ... «VC Circle, Jul 15»
10
Vyapam Mystery Deaths - Fallacy of Numbers or Confirmation Bias ?
Confirmation bias it is said occurs when we tend to interpret and analyse data in a manner that confirms our own biases and hypotheses. «Niticentral, Jul 15»

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