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confirm (one) in (something)

To incorporate one more thoroughly into a religion through a specific ceremony. The bishop will confirm the students in the church later this year.
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confirm someone in something

to perform a religious rite that ties one more closely to one's religion. They confirmed her in the church this morning.
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The plan that emerged would be in the middle of the possible confirmable plans.
16) However, the inference must include other contingent premises, which are not directly confirmable by perceptions (although they can, and indeed must be, confirmable indirectly by perceptions).
2) What is at stake here is the scientificity of phenomenology, including, for instance, the requirement that its research results be intersubjectively confirmable by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft in question (see, e.
Proper science, critics of intelligent design claim, is restricted to natural explanations of empirical evidence and confirmable data.
Yet, a confirmable director for national security also would have major disadvantages, beginning with accountability to Congress .
Judge Diane Wood, who seemed to be high on the shortlist last time, would be easily confirmable but is acceptably liberal.
256) Therefore, while courts typically do not delve into the [section] 1129(b) factors before a cram down hearing, courts may refuse to approve a plan where it is obviously defective and would not be confirmable at a later stage.
In the absence of confirmable structures, there are competing explorations none of which can empirically be confirmed.
Obviously more in-depth study, including an increased range of data collection methods and sample size, to strengthen the trustworthiness of the inquiry process (Guba & Lincoln, 1989) is required before credible, dependable and confirmable findings can be claimed.
Even if a controversial nominee is believed to be confirmable, an assessment must be made as to whether the benefits of confirmation will be worth the costs of the political battle to be waged.
This difference implies that the strategies stated in the questionnaire context are not yet fully confirmable and accepted in the perspectives of the respondents.
He grouped the cases into a number of demographic and clinical categories, and determined those characteristics most favorable to a confirmable diagnosis of malaria.
The basic idea was to constrain those cabinet members who were readily confirmable and perhaps more independent from straying from the Reagan administration's policy plans.
In this case, the cause is known, the diagnosis is confirmable by X-ray, and sensitivity tests tell us which drug to use.
There are so many things wrong with the nuclear industry that are confirmable that we try to stay away from that.