Confirmatory vs Emphatic - What's the difference?

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Confirmatory is a related term of emphatic.

As adjectives the difference between confirmatory and emphatic

is that confirmatory is serving to confirm something while emphatic is characterized by emphasis.

As a noun emphatic is

(phonology) an emphatic consonant.




(en adjective)
  • Serving to confirm something.
  • emphatic


    Alternative forms

    * emphatick (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Characterized by emphasis.
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  • Stated with conviction.
  • He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.
  • belonging to set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to
  • (phonology) of obstruent consonants in Semitic languages.
  • Derived terms

    * emphatically


    (en noun)
  • (phonology) an emphatic consonant
  • See also

    * phatic