corroborate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Corroborate — Cor*rob o*rate ( r?t), a. Corroborated. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 corroborate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. confirm (see evidence, assent, demonstration). Ant., contradict. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. confirm, support, establish, bear out; see approve 1 , prove , verify . See Synonym Study at verify . II …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 corroborate — [[t]kərɒ̱bəreɪt[/t]] corroborates, corroborating, corroborated VERB To corroborate something that has been said or reported means to provide evidence or information that supports it. [FORMAL] [V n] I had access to a wide range of documents which… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 corroborate — verb (T) formal to provide information that supports or helps to prove someone else s statement, idea etc: We now have new evidence to corroborate the defendant s story. corroboration, noun (U) corroborative adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 corroborate — verb the witness can corroborate Brueller s story Syn: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify, authenticate, validate, certify; support, back up, uphold, bear out, bear witness to, attest to, testify to, vouch for, give credence to, substantiate,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 corroborate — transitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare, from com + robor , robur strength Date: 1529 to support with evidence or authority ; make more certain Synonyms: see confirm • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 corroborate — corroborative /keuh rob euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, corroboratory, adj. corroboratively, corroboratorily, adv. corroborator, n. v. /keuh rob euh rayt /; adj. /keuh rob euhr it/, v., corroborated, corroborating, adj. v.t. 1. to make more certain;… …

    Universalium

  • 18 corroborate — verb To confirm, strengthen or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch. See Also: corroborative, corroboration, corroborator …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 corroborate — Synonyms and related words: affirm, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, bolster, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, document, fortify, justify, probate, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 corroborate — cor|rob|o|rate [ kə rabə,reıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to support what someone says by giving information or evidence that agrees with them: BEAR OUT: Details of the killings were corroborated by official documents …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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