Quick answer
"Confirm" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "confirmar", and "agree" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "estar de acuerdo". Learn more about the difference between "confirm" and "agree" below.
confirm(
kuhn
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fuhrm
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to prove)
a. confirmar
These results confirm our theory.Estos resultados confirman nuestra teoría.
2. (to verify)
a. confirmar
I am calling to confirm my appointment for tomorrow at 3:00 pm.Estoy llamando para confirmar mi cita para mañana a las 3:00 pm.
3. (religious)
a. confirmar
The priest is going to confirm a group of teenagers at a special mass this evening.El sacerdote va a confirmar un grupo de adolescentes en una misa especial esta tarde.
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agree(
uh
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gri
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be in agreement)
a. estar de acuerdo
If we don't agree, we probably shouldn't get married.Si no estamos de acuerdo, seguramente no nos deberíamos casar.
b. coincidir
John and I get along even though we don't agree on everything.John y yo nos llevamos bien aunque no coincidamos en todo.
2. (to consent)
a. aceptar
We asked the fisherman to lend us his canoe and he agreed.Le pedimos al pescador que nos prestara su canoa y aceptó.
3. (to match)
a. coincidir
The results of both calculations should agree.Los resultados de ambos cálculos deberían coincidir.
b. concordar
Your version and the victim's version of events don't agree.Tu versión de los hechos y la versión de la víctima no concuerdan.
4. (grammar)
a. concordar
The gender of adjectives and nouns usually agree in Spanish.El género de los adjetivos y los sustantivos normalmente concuerda en español.
5. (to grant permission)
a. consentir
I asked him if I could leave early and he agreed.Le pedí permiso para irme temprano y consintió.
b. acceder
My father agreed when I asked for permission to go to the concert.Mi padre accedió cuando le pedí permiso para ir al concierto.
6. (to get along with)
a. congeniar
Unfortunately, my last boss and I never agreed.Desafortunadamente, mi último jefe y yo nunca congeniamos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to be in agreement)
a. acordar
They agreed that the park needed to be cleaned up.Acordaron que había que limpiar el parque.
8. (to admit)
a. reconocer
I agree I have a very short temper.Reconozco que me enojo fácilmente.
9. (to consent)
a. aceptar
The service in the restaurant was so slow that the manager agreed to give me a discount.El servicio en el restaurante fue tan lento que la gerente aceptó darme un descuento.
b. consentir en
Dennis agreed to take me to the train station.Dennis consintió en llevarme a la estación de tren.
10. (to reach an agreement)
a. ponerse de acuerdo
My sister and I have agreed to sell the business.Mi hermana y yo nos pusimos de acuedo para vender el negocio.
b. quedar en
We agreed to hold the meeting at Jim and Debbie's house.Quedamos en celebrar la junta en casa de Jim y Debbie.
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