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Word of the Day 05/21/15 Corroborate

Corroborate (verb, adjective)
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.

Can be confused
collaborate, corroborate.

Synonyms
1. verify, authenticate, support, validate.

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 -ate

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