An example of corroborate is to provide details that explain what happened at a crime scene.
- Obs. to strengthen
- to make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support: evidence to corroborate his testimony
Origin of corroborate; from Classical Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare, to strengthen ; from com-, intensive + roborare ; from robur, strength: see robust
transitive verbcor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing, cor·rob·o·rates
Origin of corroborateLatin corr&omacron;bor&amacron;re, corr&omacron;bor&amacron;t- : com-, com- + r&omacron;bor&amacron;re, to strengthen (from r&omacron;bur, r&omacron;bor-, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots).
- cor·rob′o·ra′tive , cor·rob′o·ra·to′ry
(third-person singular simple present corroborates, present participle corroborating, simple past and past participle corroborated)
From Latin corrōborātus, perfect passive participle of corrōborō (“strengthen”), from com- (“together”) + rōborō (“strengthen”), from rōbur (“strength”).
corroborate - Legal Definition