corroborating

[ verb kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adjective kuh-rob-er-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF corroborating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORROBORATING

He was only corroborating what within the half-hour she had said for herself.

Yet there were some corroborating facts to be laid before the jury.

I have no corroborating documents for establishing the boy's demise.

Not he, who, in corroborating my tale, must publish his own disgrace!

"Yes," said Burke, corroborating the surgeon's unexpressed thought.

I told her my name, corroborating my statement with my card.

I simply continued my observations, corroborating my theory at every turn.

She had the article in her little handbag, and offered it as corroborating evidence.

Thus scepticism may be taken by Christians as corroborating Christianity.

But he got there first—and so on and on, corroborating Correy's story in every particular.

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 CORROBORATING

establishing

nounthe act of proving
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