What does Corroborate mean?

Definitions for Corroborate
kəˈrɒb əˌreɪt; -ər ɪtCor·rob·o·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

  2. validate, corroborate(verb)

    give evidence for

  3. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support(verb)

    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

    "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"


  1. corroborate(Verb)

    To confirm, strengthen or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corroborate(verb)

    to make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen

  2. Corroborate(verb)

    to make more certain; to confirm; to establish

  3. Corroborate(adj)


  4. Origin: [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to corroborate; cor- + roborare to strengthen, robur strength. See Robust.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corroborate

    kor-ob′o-rāt, v.t. to confirm: to make more certain.—adjs. Corrob′orant, Corrob′orative, tending to confirm.—n. that which corroborates.—ns. Corroborā′tion, confirmation; Corrob′orator.—adj. Corrob′oratory, corroborative. [L. cor, inten., and roborāre, -ātum, to make strong. See Robust.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corroborate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Corroborate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Corroborate in a Sentence

  1. Raj Shah:

    He just doesn’t believe [the claim], there is nothing to corroborate her claim.

  2. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    I can see why they want to get off of zero, but the economy just hasn't really been able to corroborate.

  3. Senate Republicans:

    The four witnesses she named could not corroborate any of the events of that evening gathering where she says the assault occurred.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    What we know for sure is the FBI report did not corroborate any of the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And the second thing we know for sure is that there's no way anything we did would satisfy the Democrats.

  5. The United:

    As part of this investigation, The FBI has interviewed at least eight witnesses, and received documents from Iraq, which corroborate Ameen's involvement with AQI and ISIS, including the murder that is alleged in the extradition request.

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