corroboration


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corroboration - confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidencecorroboration - confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
confirmation - information that confirms or verifies

corroboration

noun support, establishment, confirmation, endorsement, documentation, ratification, certification, validation, authentication, substantiation There were no witnesses to establish corroboration of his version of the accident.

corroboration

noun
Translations
تأْييد، تَثْبـيت، تَعْزيز
dosvědčenípotvrzení
bekræftelsebestyrkelse
staîfesting
desteklemedoğrulama

corroboration

[kəˌrɒbəˈreɪʃən] Ncorroboración f, confirmación f

corroboration

[kəˌrɒbəˈreɪʃən] n (= confirmation) [story, claim] → confirmation f

corroboration

nBestätigung f; (of theory also)Bekräftigung f, → Erhärtung f, → Untermauerung f; in corroboration ofzur Untermauerung or Unterstützung (+gen); through lack of corroboration (Jur) → mangels unterstützenden Beweismaterials; (from witnesses) → mangels bestätigender Zeugenaussagen

corroboration

[kəˌrɒbəˈreɪʃn] ncorroborazione f

corroborate

(kəˈrobəreit) verb
to support or confirm (evidence etc already given). She corroborated her sister's story.
corˌroboˈration noun
corˈroborative (-rətiv) adjective
References in classic literature ?
Darcy would never have hazarded such a proposal, if he had not been well assured of his cousin's corroboration.
Go to him and ask him, face to face, how your father died, declare yourself, press for all particulars, seek even for corroboration of his word.
Crisparkle, in utter amazement, looked at Helena for corroboration, and met in her expressive face full corroboration, and a plea for advice.
Beyond a corroboration of his meteorological statement you would better not venture.
If your ladyship would wish to have the boy produced in corroboration of this statement, I can lay my hand upon him at any time.
Kulan Tith looked toward Matai Shang as though for corroboration of these charges.
The lady's story certainly seems to be corroborated, if it needed corroboration, by every detail which we see before us.
The theory so enthusiastically held by the original locators, that Devil's Ford was a vast sink that had, through ages, exhausted and absorbed the trickling wealth of the adjacent hills and valleys, was suffering an ironical corroboration.
The head of the department in which he was working might be referred to if any corroboration of this statement was desired.
In corroboration of what is above stated in Note at page **, it may be observed, that the arms, which were assumed by Godfrey of Boulogne himself, after the conquest of Jerusalem, was a cross counter patent cantoned with four little crosses or, upon a field azure, displaying thus metal upon metal.
If the last, it affords a strong corroboration of the extreme difficulty of the thing.
Ample corroboration of this statement may be obtained by arresting the above-mentioned Edmond Dantes, who either carries the letter for Paris about with him, or has it at his father's abode.