- 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 uncorroborated
The confessions of the three were uncorroborated as to each bribe.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution
His words, when uncorroborated, can have no weight with a jury.James VI and the Gowrie Mystery
But when this agreement was made the man was given to understand that his own uncorroborated word would go for nothing.Dr. Wortle's School
I didn't feel satisfied to trust my uncorroborated opinion, and desired the advice of another physician.A Chain of Evidence
I have every reason to believe that he could, and I am even prepared to accept his uncorroborated testimony on this point.The Letters of a Post-Impressionist
Vincent Van Gogh
- (of evidence, a statement, etc) lacking confirmation or evidence
- (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 uncorroborated
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.