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vahvistaa

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Finnish

Etymology

Derived from the adjective vahva (strong).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: vah‧vis‧taa

Verb

vahvistaa (stem vahvist-*)

  1. (transitive) To strengthen, harden, fortify; reinforce, to build/prop/shore up:
    Tämän pitäisi vahvistaa lihaksiasi.
    This should strengthen your muscles.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To amplify.
    Voisitko vahvistaa radion ääntä?
    Could you please amplify the radio?
  3. (transitive) To confirm (having done = active past participle in genitive + possessive suffix), verify, corroborate, substantiate, validate.
    Hän ei vahvista tehneensä mitään, mitä sinä sanoit.
    He doesn't confirm having done anything that you said.
    Uuden todistajan todistus vahvisti syytetyn kertomuksen.
    The new witness's testimony corroborated the story of the accused.
    Onko sinulla mitään, mikä vahvistaisi syytöksesi?
    Do you have anything that would substantiate your allegations?
    Noin epämääräisissä olosuhteissa tehtyä sopimusta ei voi vahvistaa.
    A contract made in such vague conditions cannot be validated.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To ratify.
    Suomi ei ole vielä vahvistanut tätä sopimusta.
    Finland has not yet ratified this convention.

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Verb

vahvistaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of vahvistaa.

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