- The definition of corroborate is to take an action to make something more certain.
An example of corroborate is to provide details that explain what happened at a crime scene.
corroborate definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete to strengthen
- to make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support: evidence to corroborate his testimony
Origin: ; from Classical Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare, to strengthen ; from com-, intensive plush roborare ; from robur, strength: see robust
corroborate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb cor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing, cor·rob·o·rates
Origin: Latin corrōborāre, corrōborāt- : com-, com- + rōborāre, to strengthen (from rōbur, rōbor-, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots).
- cor·robˌo·raˈtion noun
- cor·robˈo·raˌtive , cor·robˈo·ra·toˌry adjective
- cor·robˈo·raˌtor noun
corroborate - Legal Definition