Substantial vs Confirm - What's the difference?

substantial | confirm |


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.

substantial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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
  • Significantly great.
  • Derived terms

    * consubstantial * insubstantial * substantiality * substantially * substantialness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything having substance; an essential part.
  • confirm

    English

    Alternative forms

    * confirme (obsolete)

    Verb

    (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