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Meaning of CORROBORATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]ku'râburit, [v]ku'râbu`reyt, ku'râbu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  2. [v]  give evidence for
  3. [v]  support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
 

CORROBORATE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: affirm, bear out, confirm, substantiate, support, support, sustain, underpin, validate
 
 Antonyms: contradict, negate
 
 See Also: agree, back, back up, check, circumstantiate, confirm, correspond, demonstrate, document, establish, fit, gibe, jibe, match, prove, reassert, shew, show, tally, validate, verify, vouch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cor*rob"o*rate\ (k?r-r?b"?-r?t), v. t. [imp. & p.
    p. {Corroborated} (-r?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corroborating}
    (-r?`t?ng). ] [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to
    corroborate; cor- + roborare to strengthen, robur strength.
    See {Robust}.]
    1. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to
       strengthen. [Obs.]
    
             As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger,
             the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby.
                                                   --I. Watts.
    
    2. To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.
    
             The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
                                                   --I. Taylor.
    
    
  2. \Cor*rob"o*rate\ (-r?t), a.
    Corroborated. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affirm, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, bolster, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, document, fortify, justify, probate, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain, undergird, uphold, validate, verify, warrant
 

 

 

 

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