confirm (v.) Old form(s): confirme
encourage, strengthen, make firm
1H6 V.v.42[Suffolk to all, of Reignier] his alliance will confirm our peace
TNK V.ii.14[Wooer to Doctor, of the Gaoler's Daughter] I have no voice, sir, to confirm her that way
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