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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.
See also: confirm
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The challenge is to move beyond the initial discovery of potentially useful profiles, to decide what subset of the elements in the profiles needs to be measured, to confirm that the profiles are robust and can be reproducibly measured, and to evaluate the clinical utility of the profiles.
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