Roborate Rob"o*rate, v. t. [L. roboratus, p. pr. of roborare to strengthen, fr. robur, roboris, strength.] To give strength or support to; to confirm. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • roborate — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English roboraten, from Latin roboratus, past participle of roborare to strengthen, confirm, from robor , robur strength more at robust 1. obsolete : ratify, corroborate 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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