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corroborate

[ verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF corroborate

Synonyms for corroborate

  • authenticate
  • confirm
  • justify
  • substantiate
  • validate
  • verify
  • approve
  • certify
  • document
  • endorse
  • establish
  • okay
  • prove
  • ratify
  • strengthen
  • support
  • sustain
  • bear out
  • check on
  • check out
  • check up
  • declare true
  • double check
  • give nod
  • rubber-stamp
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Antonyms for corroborate

  • disprove
  • invalidate
  • veto
  • contradict
  • deny
  • disagree
  • disapprove
  • discredit
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • reject
  • disallow
  • disclaim
  • refute
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORROBORATE

The known facts, too, all corroborate this inference: let us consider them a little.

I should judge, from that, he has an inkling of its value, and wants merely to corroborate it.

And he broke out into one of his most discordant cackles to corroborate his boast.

Every one hastened to corroborate this verdict with some piece of evidence.

And there were others, of course, to corroborate your story?

We could adduce many instances to corroborate this assertion.

Mr. Hardcastle alone; there was not a soul to corroborate or contradict him.

She had absolutely nothing with which to corroborate her statement.

But have they looked for strange footprints or any clues to corroborate her story?

"The two men who are with me can corroborate," replied Ainley.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CORROBORATE

attest

verbaffirm, vouch for

authenticated

verbestablish as real, genuine
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