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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As a result, there are many plans that are confirmable, and each can have significantly different distributional consequences.
For example, the generalization "everything I see now is blue" is confirmable by my experience.
Nor does it seem empirically confirmable. If true at all, if knowable at all, it would be synthetic a priori, and so self-undermining.
However, unless the treatment of the Lenders is modified, the Plan (as modified to date) will not be confirmable absent acceptance by the Lenders, the only class of creditors that is impaired under the present iteration of the Plan," he left the window open for TRBP to amend the Plan to address the needs of the Lenders, and setting up a situation where veto power could be revoked.
(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.g., 20-1/319ff., 6/439); the sense of its proceeding as a path that can be taken again at any time, as well as carried further (see, e.g., 6/123, 440); the issue of the eidetic universality of its observations (see, e.g., 17/256); and the possibility of a radical clarification and critique of its own principles (see, e.g., 17/194, 294f.; 6/445; 8/passim, 34/passim).
Y el factor de riesgo es definido como "cualquier caracteristica o circunstancia averiguable (comprobable, confirmable) de una persona, o un grupo de personas que se conoce como asociada a la posibilidad de desarrollar un proceso morbido" (18).
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.
(255) As the court noted, "it is within this court's discretion to address these issues prior to the confirmation of the plan." (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.
To begin with, the alleged hidden structures are never isolable and confirmable. (13) There is nothing in the social world that corresponds to an atom or molecule, or even a virus.
Bodziak (2000), "Positive identifications may be made with as few as one random identifying characteristic, but only if that characteristic is confirmable; has sufficient definition, clarity, and features; is in the same location and orientation on the shoe outsole; and in the opinion of an experienced examiner, would not occur again on another shoe."
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.
He grouped the cases into a number of demographic and clinical categories, and determined those characteristics most favorable to a confirmable diagnosis of malaria.