con·​firmed | \ kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce confirmed (audio) \

Definition of confirmed

1a : marked by long continuance and likely to persist a confirmed habit
b : fixed in habit and unlikely to change a confirmed do-gooder
2 : having received the rite of confirmation

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Other Words from confirmed

confirmedly \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​lē How to pronounce confirmedly (audio) \ adverb
confirmedness \ kən-​ˈfər-​məd-​nəs How to pronounce confirmedness (audio) , -​ˈfərm(d)-​nəs \ noun

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inveterate, confirmed, chronic mean firmly established. inveterate applies to a habit, attitude, or feeling of such long existence as to be practically ineradicable or unalterable. an inveterate smoker confirmed implies a growing stronger and firmer with time so as to resist change or reform. a confirmed bachelor chronic suggests something that is persistent or endlessly recurrent and troublesome. a chronic complainer

Examples of confirmed in a Sentence

a confirmed grouch who never seems to smile a confirmed tendency to exaggerate about everything
Recent Examples on the Web Also on Sunday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 773 new coronavirus cases across the state, bringing the total of confirmed and probable infections for Ohio to 130,558. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Cleveland reports 14 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths: Sunday update," 6 Sep. 2020 The plurality of Thursday’s new cases was found among those in their 20s, with nearly one-fourth of Maryland’s new confirmed infections in that age group. Nathan Ruiz,, "Maryland reports highest rate of new coronavirus cases in 10-19 age range Thursday; 693 total cases added," 3 Sep. 2020 There were 687 children and 166 staff members who had to be quarantined as part of the Rhode Island investigations into confirmed and probable infections. Washington Post, "Rhode Island’s successful reopening of child-care programs shows ‘there is a path,’ CDC director says," 21 Aug. 2020 The state’s cumulative total from both confirmed and probable cases is 6,618 deaths and 104,091 cases. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan reports 9 new coronavirus deaths, 616 cases Wednesday," 19 Aug. 2020 California is seeing a decline in confirmed infections of COVID-19 and hospitalizations rates. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus live updates: California 'turning the corner'; Arizona has most child infections; Florida to begin Disney World cast testing," 13 Aug. 2020 The daily count of confirmed and probable new cases has been declining since late July. Brian Chasnoff,, "14 new COVID-19 deaths, 340 new cases reported in San Antonio," 5 Aug. 2020 The new cases bring Ohio’s total of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases to 93,031. Jennifer Smola, The Enquirer, "Ohio coronavirus cases up another 944 Sunday, 14 new deaths," 3 Aug. 2020 The city reported 17 more confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday, pushing the overall total to more than 4,900 since March. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cleveland reports 17 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of confirmed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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13 Sep 2020

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“Confirmed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of confirmed

: not likely to change


con·​firmed | \ kən-ˈfərmd How to pronounce confirmed (audio) \

Kids Definition of confirmed

: unlikely to change a confirmed optimist

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