Definitions for: Corroborate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Cor*rob"o*rate (-r?t), a.
Corroborated. [Obs.] --Bacon.

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

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