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cor·rob·o·rate

 (kə-rŏb′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. cor·rob·o·rat·ed, cor·rob·o·rat·ing, cor·rob·o·rates
To strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain. See Synonyms at confirm.

[Latin corrōborāre, corrōborāt- : com-, com- + rōborāre, to strengthen (from rōbur, rōbor-, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots).]

cor·rob′o·ra′tion n.
cor·rob′o·ra′tive (-ə-rā′tĭv, -ər-ə-tĭv), cor·rob′o·ra·to′ry (-ər-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
cor·rob′o·ra′tor n.
References in classic literature ?
But I must be content with only one more and a concluding illustration; a remarkable and most significant one, by which you will not fail to see, that not only is the most marvellous event in this book corroborated by plain facts of the present day, but that these marvels (like all marvels) are mere repetitions of the ages; so that for the millionth time we say amen with Solomon --Verily there is nothing new under the sun.
Cobb took in the situation at a glance, and professed herself able to remove almost any stain from almost any fabric; and in this she was corroborated by uncle Jerry, who vowed that mother could git anything out.
He corroborated everything, remembered everything, enjoyed everything, and underwent the strangest agitation.
Sharp was always expected to say he preferred cold; which was again corroborated by J.
The hue and cry going off to the Hulks, and people coming thence to examine the iron, Joe's opinion was corroborated.
Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this sort will sometimes arise in all societies, however constituted; that seditions and insurrections are, unhappily, maladies as inseparable from the body politic as tumors and eruptions from the natural body; that the idea of governing at all times by the simple force of law (which we have been told is the only admissible principle of republican government), has no place but in the reveries of those political doctors whose sagacity disdains the admonitions of experimental instruction.
This was corroborated by his landlord, who had received by messenger the key of the house together with the rent due, in English money.
The result of these reflections was that D'Artagnan, without asking information of any kind, alighted, commended the horses to the care of his lackey, entered a small room destined to receive those who wished to be alone, and desired the host to bring him a bottle of his best wine and as good a breakfast as possible--a desire which further corroborated the high opinion the innkeeper had formed of the traveler at first sight.
And, indeed, the little note and pin upon the table confirmed, or rather corroborated, the sad truth.
Darcy corroborated it with a bow, an was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth, when they were suddenly arrested by the sight of the stranger, and Elizabeth happening to see the countenance of both as they looked at each other, was all astonishment at the effect of the meeting.
Wolfert drew back shuddering, but was reassured on being informed by the negro that this was a family vault, belonging to one of the old Dutch families that owned this estate, an assertion corroborated by the sight of coffins of various sizes piled within.
Corroborated the previous evidence in every respect but one.