verb (used with object), cor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing.
Origin of corroborate
Examples from the Web for corroborate
But, Digital Globe satellite images dated March 17, 2014, corroborate their stories.The Forgotten Genocidal War in Darfur Revealed in New Satellite Photos|Akshaya Kumar , Jacinth Planer|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Read More on the Crisis in Ukraine) Old, numerous and bipartisan are the tales that corroborate this dreary hypothesis.
Of course, the only reason we retell the story is precisely the data did corroborate Einstein's theory.
Other witnesses came forward to corroborate her testimony, although they refused to appear on camera.BBC Director-General Faces Parliament in Jimmy Savile Affair. Can the BBC Restore Its Reputation?|Peter Jukes|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Daisey appears to have intentionally misled the producers and to have lied about his ability to corroborate his story.The Conning of ‘This American Life’ Leads to an Embarrassing Retraction|Philip Bump|March 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We could adduce many instances to corroborate this assertion.
That he is not only contradicted by all the evidence, but by himself, and how can you corroborate a man who tells no truth?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
To corroborate the truth of this report, he and the master were seen again ascending the rigging.Ben Hadden|W.H.G. Kingston
God must forgive first, and the Pope through his priests can then corroborate the remission.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
Electric investigations which I have carried out also corroborate the results given above.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
adjective (kəˈrɒbərɪt) archaic
Word Origin for corroborate
1530s, "to give (legal) confirmation to," from Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare "to strengthen, invigorate," from com- "together" or "thoroughly" (see com-) + roborare "to make strong," from robur, robus "strength," (see robust).
Meaning "to strengthen by evidence, to confirm" is from 1706. Sometimes in early use the word also has its literal Latin sense, especially of medicines. Related: Corroborated; corroborating; corroborative.