3. strengthen, make firmer, reinforce, fortify, buttress, brace, steel.
confirmation, n. 1. corroboration, verification, authentication, validation, substantiation; proof, evidence, attestation, certification, testimony, witness; affirmation, assertion, averment, assurance, positive declaration; pledge, promise, guarantee, guaranty, surety, security, warrant, warranty.
2. sanction, accreditation, authorization, approval, ratification, endorsement; support, sustainment, backing, defense, justification; signature, subscription, recognition, acknowledgment; agreement, consent, accedence, assent, concurrence, accord; acquiescence, compliance, accordance, conformity,
confirmed, adj. 1. valid, true, factual, accurate, correct, right; corroborated, verified, authenticated, validated, substantiated, documented, certified, notarized; proven, demonstrated, shown, attested to.
2. settled, decided, clinched, sealed; certain, sure, definite, positive; firm, decisive, absolute, final, conclusive.
3. ratified, approved, accepted, recognized, acknowledged; authorized, official, licensed, sanctioned, warranted, accredited, endorsed.
4. genuine, real, bona fide, authentic; dyed-in-the-wool, through-and-through, complete; established, set, fixed, rooted; inveterate, chronic, habitual.
confiscate, v. 1. seize, appropriate, expropriate, commandeer, arrogate, usurp, take possession of, claim.
2. dispossess, deprive, divest, Law. disseize, impound, Law. distrain.
3. steal, thieve, rob; plunder, despoil, pillage,
confiscation, n. 1. appropriation, takeover, seizure, expropriation, arrogation, usurpation, accroachment, impoundment.
2. dispossession, deprivation, deprival, divestiture, bereavement, Law. disseizin,
conflagration, n. holocaust, wildfire, raging fire, ring or sea of fire, wall or sheet of flames, blaze, Obs. flagration.
conflict, v. 1. clash, collide, jar, disagree, differ, disaccord, diverge, be at variance, be at odds; oppose, contradict, contravene.
2. contend, contest, argue, spar, cross swords, lock horns; squabble, quarrel, feud, bicker, wrangle, have words, be at [s.o.'s] throat; struggle, battle, do or give battle, encounter, engage, meet; fight, combat, duel, joust; tussle, scuffle, brawl, come to blows.
-n. 3. battle, struggle, strife, tussle, scuffle; contest, war, bout, Armageddon; combat, warfare, fighting, hostilities; collision, meeting, encounter, engagement; fight, donnybrook, brawl, Scot. sturt, Inf. scrap, Inf. run-in.
4. controversy, infighting, feud; argument, altercation, dispute, row, quarrel, squabble, dustup, spat, tiff, Brit. Dial, fratch.
5. contention, opposition, Literary, agon; disagreement, discord, disaccord, dissension, friction, variance; enmity, hostility, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, ill will.
confluence, n. 1. flowing together, conflux; junc tion, union, meeting, concurrent; convergence, ap-pulse, diffluence.
2. concourse, flocking together, concentration. See - concourse (def. 3).
3. crowd, throng, assemblage, concourse; shoal, covey, flock, bevy, drove, herd, mob, army, array, galaxy. See - concourse (def 1).
confluent, adj. 1. mingling, blending, commingling, flowing or running together, concurrent; joining, meeting, growing together, coalescent.