corroborate


cor·rob·o·rate

verb \kə-ˈrä-bə-ˌrāt\

: to support or help prove (a statement, theory, etc.) by providing information or evidence

cor·rob·o·rat·edcor·rob·o·rat·ing

Full Definition of CORROBORATE

transitive verb
:  to support with evidence or authority :  make more certain
cor·rob·o·ra·tion \-ˌrä-bə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
cor·rob·o·ra·tive \-ˈrä-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -ˈrä-b(ə-)rə-\ adjective
cor·rob·o·ra·tor \-ˈrä-bə-ˌrā-tər\ noun
cor·rob·o·ra·to·ry \-ˈrä-b(ə-)rə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Examples of CORROBORATE

  1. <the witnesses corroborated the policeman's testimony>
  2. <my personal experience does not corroborate your faith in the essential goodness of people>
  3. Studies that are wrong will be superseded by better studies with different results. Studies that are right will be corroborated by other good studies. —Harriet Hall, Skeptic, 2007

Origin of CORROBORATE

Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare, from com- + robor-, robur strength
First Known Use: 1529

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