from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Strengthened; confirmed; rendered more certain.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of corroborate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. supported or established by evidence or proof.


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  • We ate our breakfast that morning with a fortune in gold coin under the table; and when the boat came down the river, bringing a quiet man whom Mr. Johnston introduced as the very person we were seeking, and who himself in quaint pidgin English corroborated the statement that he it was who had sent to Thomas Webster the five teakwood chests, we paid him the money and received in return his receipt beautifully written with small flourishes of the brush.

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  • There are many sources of information that can be corroborated, which is important.

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  • ALLRED: And furthermore, I want to say most all of her testimony will be corroborated, which is unusual for a witness in a criminal case.

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  • Every witness who was called corroborated Anne de Cornault's statement that there were no dogs at Kerfol: had been none for several months.


  • However, when your word is corroborated by contemporaneous emails and phone logs, that may well tip the balance of the scales in your favor. News

  • Jane, how much weight can we give to these stories considering they now kind of corroborated and considering we still have so many unanswered questions?

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  • Jim shot a deputy marshal, and I kind of corroborated his side of the argument.

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  • I believe those early results have been corroborated by more recent testing.

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  • Investigators interviewed the two supervisors who Mr. Halloran alleged told him about the purported slowdown; Mr. Halloran refused to give DOI the names of the three workers who he alleged corroborated the slowdown theory.

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  • Mr Schmitt, who also served as state secretary of the association's South Australian branch for 24 years, said he was eager to see the outcome of the investigation, believing that somebody must have corroborated at least part of his story.



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  • "We steal things together," Tom corroborated.

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