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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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There is a phenomenon that has become known as 'regression towards the mean'91 for R01s' in which the finalist interventions that appeared to be most promising during the pilot phase often perform less well during the confirmatory phase ('R01' is the label for confirmatory studies funded by the U.
As discussed in Kennedy (2013b), confirmatory data should be collected, managed, and analyzed with the expectation that the data will be provided to others for critical scrutiny.
Our survey findings suggest that most laboratories have discontinued or will soon discontinue these confirmatory tests.
A confirmatory framework about environmental liabilities allows managers to address the skepticism of simultaneously achieving financial success and acting responsibly towards the environment.
In the process counselors use both confirmatory evidence to rule in potential diagnoses and disconfirmatory information to test the viability of alternative diagnoses (Pepinsky & Pepinsky, 1954; Spengler, Strohmer, Dixon, & Shivy, 1995).
The customer bulletin also suggested that a user's confirmatory method must be able to detect benzodiazepines at concentrations lower than those detected by the Multigent assay.
A total of 358 women participated in the study; 161 had a confirmatory examination with VIAM and 159 with VIA.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1989] and included confirmatory ions.
The present study used responses of 134 college-aged American students in confirmatory factor analysis to determine if the four-factor model previously identified would hold for college students.
For records with diagnostic codes relating to any of the 4 diseases of interest, laboratory records were searched to determine: 1) whether the provider ordered an appropriate test or tests and 2) if these were ordered, were the test results confirmatory (positive).
Johanns directed USDA scientists to work with international experts to develop a new protocol that includes performing dual confirmatory tests in the event of another inconclusive screening test.
Usually this confirmatory authority does not involve any direct intervention by the pope or his curia in the affairs of local churches.
SEATTLE -- Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were less likely to have a confirmatory test than were patients diagnosed with heart failure, according to results from a study conducted at a Boston-based hospital.
All reactive rapid HIV test results require confirmatory testing.