Monday, October 27, 2008
corroborate transitive verb [kuh-ROB-uh-rayt] To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
Definitions for corroborate
- To strengthen or make more certain with other evidence.
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Citations for corroborate
Whenever I can, I interview family and friends extensively both to corroborate the history given me by the defendant and to gain insight into his behavior and personality.
He said that when the jurors confronted discrepancies in any of the prosecution witnesses' descriptions, they used the testimony of other prosecution witnesses to corroborate the chronology.
Origin of corroborate
Corroborate is from Latin corroboratus, past participle of the verb corroborare, "to strengthen," from com-, "with" + roborare, "to strengthen," and is related to robust.