Substantial vs Confirm - What's the difference?
As an adjective substantial
is having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
As a noun substantial
is anything having substance; an essential part.
As a verb confirm is
to strengthen; to make firm or resolute.
Having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
* "to do some substantial good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
Corporeal; material; firm.
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
Most important; essential.
Ample or full.
- A substantial amount of people in this buliding
Anything having substance; an essential part.
* confirme (obsolete)
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:
To assure the accuracy of previous statements.
- Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII, was baptized and confirmed at the age of three days.