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.
2. Archaic. confirmed.
Can be confused
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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