A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to corroborate)
a. to confirm
Varios medios confirmaron la bajada del precio del petróleo.Several media outlets confirmed the drop in oil prices.
2. (to make definite)
a. to confirm
Juan, llama al restaurante para confirmar la reserva de esta noche.Juan, can you call up the restaurant to confirm tonight's booking?
3. (to reinforce)
a. to confirm
El nuevo Oscar confirma su excelencia como director.This latest Oscar confirms that he is an excellent director.
4. (religion)
a. to confirm
Tienes que pasar este ritual para confirmar tu fe.You have to go through this ritual to confirm your faith.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (religion)
a. to be confirmed
Mi hermana se confirmó con 16 años.My sister was confirmed at the age of 16.
6. (to reinforce)
a. to confirm
Tu silencio me confirma en mis sospechas.Your silence confirms my suspicions.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to confirm
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transitive verb
1 [+noticia, rumor, temor] to confirm
esto confirma mis peores sospechas this confirms my worst suspicions
por fin se confirma lo que temíamos esto confirma los resultados provisionales
según confirmaron fuentes policiales as police sources confirmed; according to police sources
la excepción confirma la regla the exception proves the rule
2 [+vuelo, cita] to confirm
el presidente confirmó su asistencia a la reunión the president confirmed that he would be attending the meeting
3 (reafirmar) [+sentencia] to confirm
esta victoria le confirma como el mejor atleta mundial this win confirms him as the best athlete in the world; esto me confirma más en mi postura this makes me more convinced that I'm right
a pesar de la crisis, le confirmaron como presidente
4 (Religión) to confirm
pronominal verb
1 (Religión) to be confirmed
2 (reafirmarse)
me confirmo en la creencia de que es culpable I stand by my belief that he is guilty
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