make firm
index affirm (uphold), cement, concentrate (consolidate), confirm, consolidate (strengthen), establish (entrench), sustain (confirm)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • firm — Ⅰ. firm [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an unyielding surface or structure. 2) solidly in place and stable. 3) having steady power or strength: a firm grip. 4) showing resolute determination. 5) fixed or definite: firm plans …   English terms dictionary

  • Firm — Firm, v. t. [OE. fermen to make firm, F. fermer, fr. L. firmare to make firm. See {Firm}, a.] 1. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To fix or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firm — n [German Firma, from Italian, signature, ultimately from Latin firmare to make firm, confirm] 1: the name or title under which a company transacts business 2: a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct …   Law dictionary

  • make fast — index fix (make firm), handcuff, lock Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make rigid — index fix (make firm) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • firm — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ferm, from Anglo French, from Latin firmus; akin to Greek thronos chair, throne Date: 14th century 1. a. securely or solidly fixed in place b. not weak or uncertain ; vigorous c. having a solid or compact… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • firm — firm1 firmly, adv. firmness, n. /ferrm/, adj., firmer, firmest, v., adv., firmer, firmest. adj. 1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture …   Universalium

  • firm — {{11}}firm (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. ferm (12c.) firm, strong, vigorous, steadfast; loyal, faithful, from L. firmus firm, strong, steadfast, enduring, stable, from PIE root *dher to hold, support (Cf. Skt. dharmah custom, law, Gk. thronos seat …   Etymology dictionary

  • Firm — Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. firm firm 1 [fɜːm ǁ fɜːrm] noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a company… …   Financial and business terms

  • firm — Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary At CME, it is called a clearing member firm. A company that has membership privileges… …   Financial and business terms

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