Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic] CONFIRM NP2 NP1[instrument] CONFIRM NP2
"The evidence confirms the defendant's story."
"Similar findings have been confirmed in recent clinical experiments."
"The smoke confirmed what he had expected: there had been a party in his absence!"
"The witness confirmed the victim's account."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] CONFIRM NP2[state] NP1[actor] CONFIRM NP2[state] NP1[cause] CONFIRM NP2[state]
"Working on the campaign confirmed her desire to go into politics."
"Call the travel agency to confirm your reservation."
"I have accepted the job over the phone, but I haven't confirmed it in writing."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: This is a narrow, restricted sense from sense 2, relating to political ratification.
"The Senate confirmed the President's candiate for Secretary of Defense."
"They confirmed his appointment to the post with a unanimous vote."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CONFIRM NP2[patient] (PP[attribute])
"The children were confirmed in their mother's faith."
"The elders confirmed the newcomer as a full member of the church."
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5