corroborate

[ verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it ]
/ verb kəˈrɒb əˌreɪt; adjective kəˈrɒb ər ɪt /

verb (used with object), cor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing.

to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.

adjective

Archaic. confirmed.

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Origin of corroborate

1520–30; < Latin corrōborātus past participle of corrōborāre to strengthen, equivalent to cor- cor- + rōbor(āre) to make strong (derivative of rōbor, rōbur oak (hence, strength); see robust) + -ātus -ate1
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corroborate


verb (kəˈrɒbəˌreɪt)

(tr) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidencethe witness corroborated the accused's statement

adjective (kəˈrɒbərɪt) archaic

serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
(of a fact) corroborated
Derived Formscorroboration, nouncorroborative (kəˈrɒbərətɪv) or corroboratory, adjectivecorroboratively, adverbcorroborator, noun

Word Origin for corroborate

C16: from Latin corrōborāre to invigorate, from rōborāre to make strong, from rōbur strength, literally: oak
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