Corroborate Cor*rob"o*rate (-r?t), a. Corroborated. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • corroborate — cor·rob·o·rate /kə rä bə ˌrāt/ vt rat·ed, rat·ing [Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare to strengthen, from com , prefix marking completion + robur strength, literally, oak tree]: to support with evidence or authority: strengthen or …   Law dictionary

  • Corroborate — Cor*rob o*rate (k?r r?b ? r?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corroborated} ( r? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corroborating} ( r? t?ng). ] [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to corroborate; cor + roborare to strengthen, robur strength. See {Robust}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corroborate — [kə räb′ə rāt΄] vt. corroborated, corroborating [< L corroboratus, pp. of corroborare, to strengthen < com , intens. + roborare < robur, strength: see ROBUST] 1. Obs. to strengthen 2. to make more certain the validity of; confirm;… …   English World dictionary

  • corroborate — (v.) 1530s, to give (legal) confirmation to, from L. corroboratus, pp. of corroborare to strengthen, invigorate, from com together or thoroughly (see COM (Cf. com )) + roborare to make strong, from robur, robus strength, (see ROBUST (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • corroborate — *confirm, substantiate, verify, authenticate, validate Analogous words: attest, vouch, *certify: *support, uphold, back Antonyms: contradict Contrasted words: invalidate, negate, *nullify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corroborate — [v] back up information, story approve, authenticate, bear out, certify, check on, check out, check up, confirm, declare true, document, double check, endorse, establish, give nod*, justify, okay, prove, ratify, rubber stamp*, strengthen,… …   New thesaurus

  • corroborate — ► VERB ▪ confirm or give support to (a statement or theory). DERIVATIVES corroboration noun corroborative adjective. ORIGIN Latin corroborare strengthen …   English terms dictionary

  • corroborate — cor|rob|o|rate [kəˈrɔbəreıt US kəˈra: ] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of corroborare, from com ( COM ) + robur strength ] to provide information that supports or helps to prove someone else s statement, idea… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corroborate — UK [kəˈrɒbəreɪt] / US [kəˈrɑbəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms corroborate : present tense I/you/we/they corroborate he/she/it corroborates present participle corroborating past tense corroborated past participle corroborated formal to support …   English dictionary

  • corroborate — verb Corroborate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑finding, ↑report, ↑testimony, ↑view …   Collocations dictionary

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