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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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These very significant results indicate that the Roberto zone is now followed over a minimal length of 450 m and to a minimal depth of 350 m thus confirming that the zone is open in all directions.
These results, confirming earlier findings, demonstrate that high doses of chromium picolinate are safe and do not cause damage to kidney and liver tissues.
Histological analysis of non-target organs showed no evidence of thrombosis (clotting), further confirming the safety of the agent.
Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee confirming the Company's plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
The secured lenders have appealed the Court's order confirming the plan.
During drilling operations rock particles were recovered, oil and gas shows were confirmed, cores were cut and analyzed, logs were run and 3 intervals tested confirming the potential of massive fracture reservoirs containing unlimited reserves under the Company's extensive land holdings comprising 97 square miles.
Subject to the Phase #I experimental results confirming the patented THERMALONOx(TM) technology viability; several multimillion dollar THERMALONOx(TM) commercial installations, currently under discussion, are expected to follow with potential industrial and utility customers.
Based on the high degree of success in confirming and generating targets, an extensive exploration drill program utilizing diamond and reverse circulation drilling is planned for early fall.