- to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.
- Archaic. confirmed.
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Related Words for corroboratorbystander, spectator, observer, eyewitness, testimony, watcher, onlooker, deponent, viewer, beholder, proof, signer, testifier, signatory, attestor, looker-on, attester, seer, corroborator
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Jode's voice was almost threatening, and he fetched one corroborator after another.Lin McLean
- (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 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.