- to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.
- Archaic. confirmed.
Origin of corroborate
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Examples from the Web for corroborated
The report has not been corroborated by any official American, Israeli or Jordanian source.Israeli Forces Expand Illegal Outpost Settlement in Nablus
August 26, 2013
It corroborated a lot of things I had learned about the basic structure of the mission and how it unfolded.‘The Finish’: Mark Bowden on the Hunt for Osama bin Laden
October 15, 2012
Over the past few years, pollsters repeatedly have corroborated the phenomenon.Meet the New Optimists: African Americans
May 23, 2011
But like Knox, Sabrina changed her story several times and her alibi has yet to be corroborated.Knox's Grisly Successor
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 1, 2010
This version of events is corroborated by Eliza's friend Milena Baroni, a 25-year-old law student from Rio.Brazil's Soccer Star a Murderer?
July 5, 2010
The schoolmaster glanced at me inquiringly and I corroborated the lad's accusation.City of Endless Night
When it is corroborated, I expect we shall have no trouble in forming the company.'A Woman Intervenes
Martin corroborated the assertion of the Strawberry, that there was fire in the woods.The Settlers in Canada
Winder repeated it to the court, and word for word Jackson corroborated it.The Long Roll
This statement is corroborated by many passages in the Acts, such as xviii.Pagan and Christian Rome
- (tr) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidencethe witness corroborated the accused's statement
- serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
- (of a fact) corroborated
Word Origin and History for corroborated
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.