cor·rob·o·rate /kə-'rä-bə-ˌrāt/ vt -rat·ed, -rat·ing [Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare to strengthen, from com -, prefix marking completion + robur strength, literally, oak tree]: to support with evidence or authority: strengthen or make more certain
cor·rob·o·ra·tion /kə-ˌrä-bə-'rā-shən/ n
cor·rob·o·ra·tive /kə-'rä-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -rə-tiv/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb acknowledge, adduce evidence, advocate, affirm, assent, assure, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, bear out, bear witness, bolster up, buttress, call to witness, certify, circumstantiate, comprobare, confirm, countersign, defend, document, endorse, fortify, guarantee, justify, maintain, manifest, prove, ratify, reassure, reinforce, sanction, strengthen, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, testify to, undersign, uphold, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vouch for, warrant associated concepts: corroborating evidence, corroborating witness II index attest, bear (adduce), certify (attest), confirm, countenance, countersign, demonstrate (establish), document, ensure, establish (show), prove, quote, substantiate, sustain (confirm), uphold, validate, verify (confirm), vouch, witness (attest to)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To confirm or verify; to agree with or give support to.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To confirm and sometimes add substantiating (reinforcing) testimony to that of another witness or a party, particularly in a trial.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

v. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To support or enhance the believability of a fact or assertion by the presentation of additional information that confirms the truthfulness of the item.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To support or enhance the believability of a fact or assertion by the presentation of additional information that confirms the truthfulness of the item.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   to confirm and sometimes add substantiating (reinforcing) testimony to the testimony of another witness or a party in a trial.
   See also: corroborating evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • corroborate — [kə räb′ə rāt΄] vt. corroborated, corroborating [< L corroboratus, pp. of corroborare, to strengthen < com , intens. + roborare < robur, strength: see ROBUST] 1. Obs. to strengthen 2. to make more certain the validity of; confirm;… …   English World dictionary

  • Corroborate — Cor*rob o*rate ( r?t), a. Corroborated. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corroborate — (v.) 1530s, to give (legal) confirmation to, from L. corroboratus, pp. of corroborare to strengthen, invigorate, from com together or thoroughly (see COM (Cf. com )) + roborare to make strong, from robur, robus strength, (see ROBUST (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • corroborate — *confirm, substantiate, verify, authenticate, validate Analogous words: attest, vouch, *certify: *support, uphold, back Antonyms: contradict Contrasted words: invalidate, negate, *nullify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corroborate — [v] back up information, story approve, authenticate, bear out, certify, check on, check out, check up, confirm, declare true, document, double check, endorse, establish, give nod*, justify, okay, prove, ratify, rubber stamp*, strengthen,… …   New thesaurus

  • corroborate — ► VERB ▪ confirm or give support to (a statement or theory). DERIVATIVES corroboration noun corroborative adjective. ORIGIN Latin corroborare strengthen …   English terms dictionary

  • corroborate — cor|rob|o|rate [kəˈrɔbəreıt US kəˈra: ] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of corroborare, from com ( COM ) + robur strength ] to provide information that supports or helps to prove someone else s statement, idea… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corroborate — UK [kəˈrɒbəreɪt] / US [kəˈrɑbəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms corroborate : present tense I/you/we/they corroborate he/she/it corroborates present participle corroborating past tense corroborated past participle corroborated formal to support …   English dictionary

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