Definition of Corroborate

1. Verb. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. "The evidence supports the defendant"




2. Verb. Give evidence for.
Exact synonyms: Validate
Generic synonyms: Confirm, Reassert
Specialized synonyms: Circumstantiate
Derivative terms: Corroboration, Corroborative, Corroboratory, Validation, Validation, Validatory

3. Verb. Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm. "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
Exact synonyms: Bear Out, Support, Underpin
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Derivative terms: Corroboration, Corroborative, Corroboratory, Support

Definition of Corroborate

1. v. t. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen.

2. a. Corroborated.

Definition of Corroborate

1. Verb. (transitive) To confirm, strengthen or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corroborate

1. [v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corroborate

corrins
corrival
corrivalled
corrivalling
corrivalries
corrivalry
corrivals
corrivalship
corrivate
corrivated
corrivates
corrivating
corrivation
corrivations
corroborant
corroborate (current term)
corroborated
corroborates
corroborating
corroborating evidence
corroboration
corroborations
corroborative
corroboratives
corroborator
corroborators
corroboratory
corroboree
corroborees
corrode

Literary usage of Corroborate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases by Austin Abbott, William Constantine Beecher (1902)
"Evidence competent only as corroborative should not be received before the fact which it is intended to corroborate has been shown.1 'It is essentially ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Witnesses by Stewart Rapalje (1887)
"The Right to corroborate a Witness. — A party has the unquestioned right to introduce evidence in corroboration of a witness who has been impeached or ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"On this the court said: "Gentlemen, that is allowed, not as primary or substantive evidence, but merely to corroborate, if it does corroborate or tend to ..."

4. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"Former statements of witness not admissible to corroborate him.—The rule has sometimes been declared that, after an attempt has been made to impeach a ..."

5. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"to give the precise words of the declarant. The substance of the declaration is sufficient. § 11. Right to impeach or corroborate dying declarations. ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... and if the Duke of Marlborough and his party are enumerated in it P or whether any family tradition exists to corroborate the foregoing statement P ..."

7. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"poems, whether of compliment or solicitation, corroborate the wisdom of Plutarch's advice. Plutarch discovered, without passing through the ..."

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