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corroborate

[ verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it ]
/ verb k蓹藞r蓲b 蓹藢re瑟t; adjective k蓹藞r蓲b 蓹r 瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cor路rob路o路rat路ed, cor路rob路o路rat路ing.
to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.
adjective
Archaic. confirmed.

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Origin of corroborate

First recorded in 1520鈥30; from Latin corr艒bor膩tus, past participle of corr艒bor膩re 鈥渢o strengthen,鈥 equivalent to cor- 鈥渨ith, together鈥 + r艒bor(膩re) 鈥渢o make strong鈥 (derivative of r艒bor, r艒bur 鈥渙ak鈥 hence, 鈥渟trength鈥) + -膩tus past participle suffix; see cor-, robust,-ate1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corroborate

collaborate, corroborate
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How to use corroborate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for corroborate

corroborate

verb (k蓹藞r蓲b蓹藢re瑟t)
(tr) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidencethe witness corroborated the accused's statement
adjective (k蓹藞r蓲b蓹r瑟t) archaic
serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
(of a fact) corroborated

Derived forms of corroborate

corroboration, nouncorroborative (k蓹藞r蓲b蓹r蓹t瑟v) or corroboratory, adjectivecorroboratively, adverbcorroborator, noun

Word Origin for corroborate

C16: from Latin corr艒bor膩re to invigorate, from r艒bor膩re to make strong, from r艒bur strength, literally: oak
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