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CORROBORATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corroborate mean? 

CORROBORATE (verb)
  The verb CORROBORATE has 3 senses:

1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
2. give evidence for
3. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

  Familiarity information: CORROBORATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORROBORATE (verb)


Sense 1corroborate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

affirm; confirm; corroborate; substantiate; support; sustain

Context examples:

his story confirmed my doubts / The evidence supports the defendant

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "corroborate"):

back; back up (establish as valid or genuine)

vouch (give supporting evidence)

verify (confirm the truth of)

demonstrate; establish; prove; shew; show (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment)

document (support or supply with references)

validate (prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2corroborate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give evidence for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

corroborate; validate

Hypernyms (to "corroborate" is one way to...):

confirm; reassert (strengthen or make more firm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "corroborate"):

circumstantiate (give circumstantial evidence for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3corroborate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

bear out; underpin; corroborate; support

Context example:

The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

Hypernyms (to "corroborate" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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