Confirm vs Agree - What's the difference?

confirm | agree |

As verbs the difference between confirm and agree

is that confirm is to strengthen; to make firm or resolute while agree is to harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.

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Alternative forms

* confirme (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
  • (Christianity) To administer the sacrament of confirmation on (someone).
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
  • Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, was baptized and confirmed at the age of three days.
  • To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
  • Antonyms

    * infirm * disconfirm * deny * dispute * contradict * question

    See also

    * verify * corroborate * establish * prove




  • To harmonize in opinion, statement, or action; to be in unison or concord; to be or become united or consistent; to concur.
  • all parties agree in the expediency of the law.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1594
  • , author=Thomas Lodge , title=The wounds of civil war: Lively set forth in the true tragedies of Marius and Scilla , page=46 , passage=You know that in so great a state as this, Two mightie foes can never well agree .}}
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • If music and sweet poetry agree .
  • * (rfdate) Mark xiv. 56.
  • Their witness agreed not together.
  • * (rfdate) Sir T. Browne
  • The more you agree together, the less hurt can your enemies do you.
  • To yield assent; to accede;—followed by to.
  • to agree to an offer, or to opinion.
  • (transitive, UK, Irish) To yield assent to; to approve.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1666
  • , author=Samuel Pepys , title=The Diary of Samuel Pepys , page=88 , passage=... and there, after a good while in discourse, we did agree a bargain of £5,000 with Sir Roger Cuttance for my Lord Sandwich for silk, cinnamon, ...}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2005
  • , author=Paddy McNutt , title=Law, economics and antitrust: towards a new perspective , page=59 , passage=The essential idea is that parties should enter the market, choose their contractors, set their own terms and agree a bargain.}}
  • * 2011 April 3, John Burke, in The Sunday Business Post :
  • Bishops agree sex abuse rules
  • To make a stipulation by way of settling differences or determining a price; to exchange promises; to come to terms or to a common resolve; to promise.
  • * (rfdate) Matt. v. 25.
  • Agree with thine adversary quickly.
  • * (rfdate) Matt. xx. 13.
  • Didst not thou agree with me for a penny ?
  • To be conformable; to resemble; to coincide; to correspond.
  • the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.
  • To suit or be adapted in its effects; to do well.
  • the same food does not agree with every constitution.
  • (grammar) To correspond to in gender, number, case, or person.
  • (legal) To consent to a contract or to an element of a contract.
  • Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See * The transitive usage could be considered as just an omission of to'' or ''upon . * US and Canadian English do not use the transitive form. Thus "they agreed on a price" or "they agreed to the conditions" are used in North America but not "they agreed a price" or "they agreed the conditions".


    * assent, concur, consent, acquiesce, accede, engage, promise, stipulate, contract, bargain, correspond, harmonize, fit, tally, coincide, comport


    * disagree

    Derived terms

    * disagree * disagreement