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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from confirmed

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

Choose the Right Synonym for confirmed

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 The Ohio Department of Health reported Sunday that the number of confirmed or probable infections of the novel coronavirus had risen to 920,217, up 2,138 since Saturday. Jane Morice |, cleveland, "Ohio reports 2,138 new coronavirus cases, 7 new deaths: Sunday update," 7 Feb. 2021 The Oregon Health Authority on Saturday reported 707 new confirmed or presumptive coronavirus cases and 19 more deaths. oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 707 new cases, 19 deaths," 30 Jan. 2021 Daily confirmed deaths have shot from about seven deaths per million in early December, to more than 24 per million now. Star Tribune, "New virus strains make the next six weeks crucial," 29 Jan. 2021 No confirmed deaths have been reported there in the last 15 days. Ramsey Archibald |, al, "Mapping Alabama’s 3,000 coronavirus deaths," 5 Nov. 2020 On April 7, the city saw its largest death toll — 815 confirmed and probable deaths — along with 6,045 cases and more than 11,000 hospitalizations. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, "Virus Hospitalizations Are Up in N.Y.C. But This Time, It’s Different.," 30 Oct. 2020 Seven of its 12 confirmed virus deaths were recorded over a recent 10-day period. USA TODAY, "Event exceptions, school foggers, virtual state fair: News from around our 50 states," 12 Aug. 2020 Vietnam went from having reported no confirmed deaths and very few cases to battling fresh outbreaks that emerged in the seaside city of Danang. Nicole Winfield,, "US, India and Brazil account for nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19 infections," 11 Aug. 2020 Vietnam went from having reported no confirmed deaths and very few cases to battling fresh outbreaks that emerged in the seaside city of Danang. Arkansas Online, "Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine," 11 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'confirmed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of confirmed

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about confirmed

Time Traveler for confirmed

Time Traveler

The first known use of confirmed was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for confirmed

Last Updated

22 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Confirmed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for confirmed



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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on confirmed

What made you want to look up confirmed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!