corroborate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin corrōborātus (strengthened), perfect passive participle of corrōborō (I support, corroborate), from com- (together) + rōborō (I strengthen), from rōbur (strength).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈɹɒbəɹeɪ̯t/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈɹɑbəɹeɪ̯t/
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VerbEdit

corroborate (third-person singular simple present corroborates, present participle corroborating, simple past and past participle corroborated)

  1. (transitive) To confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for.
    • I. Taylor
      The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
  2. (transitive) To make strong; to strengthen.
    • I. Watts
      As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby.

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Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

corroborate

  1. inflection of corroborare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

corroborate f pl

  1. feminine plural of corroborato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

corrōborāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of corrōborō