Thesaurus

corroborate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of corroborate

  1. 1 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of the witnesses corroborated the policeman's testimony Synonyms of corroborate argue, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, confirm, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicateWords Related to corroborate avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms of corroborate contradict, gainsay; deny, disavow, disclaim; challenge, contest, dispute, questionAntonyms of corroborate disprove, rebut, refute

  2. 2 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) my personal experience does not corroborate your faith in the essential goodness of people Synonyms of corroborate back, bolster, buttress, support, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiateWords Related to corroborate confirm, establish, prove, verify; affirm, avouch, validateNear Antonyms of corroborate undercut, undermine, weaken

Synonym Discussion of corroborate

confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, authenticate, validate mean to attest to the truth or validity of something. confirm implies the removing of doubts by an authoritative statement or indisputable fact.
    • confirmed the reports
corroborate suggests the strengthening of what is already partly established.
    • witnesses corroborated his story
substantiate implies the offering of evidence that sustains the contention.
    • the claims have yet to be substantiated
verify implies the establishing of correspondence of actual facts or details with those proposed or guessed at.
    • all statements of fact in the article have been verified
authenticate implies establishing genuineness by adducing legal or official documents or expert opinion.
    • handwriting experts authenticated the diaries
validate implies establishing validity by authoritative affirmation or by factual proof.
    • validated the hypothesis by experiments


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