corroborate
[ kuh-rob-uh-reyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from Latin corroborat- ‘strengthened’, from the verb corroborare, from cor- ‘together’ + roborare, from robur ‘strength’
Synonyms
  • authenticate
  • confirm
  • justify
  • validate
  • verify
Antonyms
  • disprove
  • invalidate
  • veto
  • contradict
  • deny
  • disagree
Definition
confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding)
Example
A) Bob's neighbor was able to corroborate his alibi of being home at the time of the crime to the police. B) She was able to corroborate the scientist's findings.
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