corroborator

corroborate

[v. kuh-rob-uh-reyt; adj. kuh-rob-er-it]
verb (used with object), corroborated, corroborating.
1.
to make more certain; confirm: He corroborated my account of the accident.
adjective
2.
Archaic. confirmed.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin corrōborātus past participle of corrōborāre to strengthen, equivalent to cor- cor- + rōbor(āre) to make strong (derivative of rōbor, rōbur oak (hence, strength); see robust) + -ātus -ate1

corroborative [kuh-rob-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] , corroboratory, adjective
corroboratively, corroboratorily, adverb
corroborator, noun
noncorroborating, adjective
noncorroborative, adjective
noncorroboratively, adverb
noncorroboratory, adjective
uncorroborated, adjective
uncorroborative, adjective
uncorroboratively, adverb
uncorroboratory, adjective

collaborate, corroborate.


1. verify, authenticate, support, validate.
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corroborate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidence: the witness corroborated the accused's statement
 
adj
2.  serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc
3.  (of a fact) corroborated
 
[C16: from Latin corrōborāre to invigorate, from rōborāre to make strong, from rōbur strength, literally: oak]
 
corrobo'ration
 
n
 
corroborative
 
adj
 
cor'roboratory
 
adj
 
cor'roboratively
 
adv
 
cor'roborator
 
n

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corroborate
early 16c., "to give (legal) confirmation to," from L. corroborat-, pp. stem of corroborare "to strengthen, invigorate," from cor- (see com-) "together" (perhaps here intens.) + 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 (1822); corroborating (1520s); corroborative (1580s).
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