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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of corroborare, from com- ( COM-) + robur 'strength'

corroborate

verb
     
cor‧rob‧o‧rate [transitive] formal
to provide information that supports or helps to prove someone else's statement, idea etc:
We now have new evidence to corroborate the defendant's story.
Experiments elsewhere corroborate these results.
corroboration noun [uncountable]
corroborative adjective:
corroborative evidence

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