Confirm and Tell


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Confirm verb – To give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of.
Tell and confirm are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Confirm".
Nearby Words: confirmation, confirmatory, confirming, confirmative
Synonyms for Confirm


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Confirm and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Confirm" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

truth confirm truth tell truth
name confirm name tell name
time confirm time tell time
way confirm way tell way
Other nouns: location, story, version, feelings, gender, times, names, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Though technically, he only heard a rumor about the gap — only Bilbo can confirm and tell where it is.
  • Video Game / Devil Survivor 2 The protagonist can either tell the truth, that she was simply reporting something to him, or confirm Daichi and Io's fears that Miyako spent the night in his room.
  • Some time later the Nutcracker does arrive to confirm it was real, but he doesn't seem to tell it to anyone but her.
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