Corroborate



[verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it] /verb kəˈrɒb əˌreɪt; adjective kəˈrɒb ər ɪt/

verb (used with object), corroborated, corroborating.
1.
to make more certain; confirm:
He corroborated my account of the accident.
adjective
2.
Archaic. .
verb (kəˈrɒbəˌreɪt)
1.
(transitive) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidence: the witness corroborated the accused’s statement
adjective (archaic) (kəˈrɒbərɪt)
2.
serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
3.
(of a fact) corroborated
v.

1530s, “to give (legal) confirmation to,” from Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare “to strengthen, invigorate,” from com- “together” or “thoroughly” (see com-) + roborare “to make strong,” from robur, robus “strength,” (see robust).

Meaning “to strengthen by evidence, to confirm” is from 1706. Sometimes in early use the word also has its literal Latin sense, especially of medicines. Related: Corroborated; corroborating; corroborative.

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