confirm etymology

English word confirm comes from Latin com-, Latin firmare, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) confermer (To confirm.)

Detailed word origin of confirm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
com- Latin (lat)
firmare Latin (lat)
confirmare Latin (lat)
confermer Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To confirm.
confirm English (eng) (transitive, Christianity) To administer the sacrament of confirmation on (someone).. To assure the accuracy of previous statements.. To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.

Words with the same origin as confirm

Descendants of com-
account collect collection college command commander commissioner competition complain complete complex conscience construction correct cos cost couch count cousin precious price prison prisoner prize
Descendants of firmare
affirmative firm