corroborated


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to corroborated: undeterred, allotted

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 ?
These tales and rumours took substance and shape, and were corroborated and re-corroborated, until they resolved themselves into a definite name.
This testimony, as might have been expected, was corroborated in almost every particular by the only other eye-witness (if that is a proper term)--the lad James.
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.
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.
He moreover averred, and M'Tavish corroborated his averment by certificate, that he proposed an arrangement to that gentleman, by which the furs were to be sent to Canton, and sold there at Mr.
The second witness, present at the conversation already mentioned, corroborated the first witness in every particular; and added that she had procured the book relating to the arsenic-eating practices of the Styrian peasantry, and their results, at Mrs.
And, indeed, the little note and pin upon the table confirmed, or rather corroborated, the sad truth.
No; it was a sense that, despite her love, as corroborated by Izz's admission, the facts had not changed.
Three of the guests in the public room corroborated Mrs.
She certainly did, Miss Cuthbert," corroborated Flora Jane earnestly.
Nicholas nodded his head from time to time, as it corroborated the particulars he had already gleaned; but he fixed his eyes upon the fire, and did not look round once.