Corroborate \Cor*rob"o*rate\ (k?r-r?b"?-r?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corroborated} (-r?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Corroborating} (-r?`t?ng). ] [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to corroborate; cor- + roborare to strengthen, robur strength. See {Robust}.] 1. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen. [Obs.] As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby. --I. Watts. 2. To make more certain; to confirm; to establish. The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth. --I. Taylor. web1913
corroborate v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" [syn: {confirm}, {sustain}, {substantiate}, {support}, {affirm}] [ant: {negate}] 2: give evidence for [syn: {validate}] 3: support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence" [syn: {underpin}, {bear out}, {support}] wn