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A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.
John Foxe

Meaning of "corroborate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CORROBORATE

From Latin corrōborāre to invigorate, from rōborāre to make strong, from rōbur strength, literally: oak.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CORROBORATE

corroborate  [kəˈrɒbəˌreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CORROBORATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Corroborate is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb corroborate in English.

WHAT DOES CORROBORATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Corroborating evidence

Corroborating evidence is evidence that tends to support a proposition that is already supported by some initial evidence, therefore confirming the proposition. For example, W, a witness, testifies that she saw X drive his automobile into a green car. Meanwhile Y, another witness, testifies that when he examined X's car, later that day, he noticed green paint on its fender. Or there can be corroborating evidence related to a certain source, such as what makes an author think a certain way due to the evidence that was supplied by witnesses or objects. For more information on this type of reasoning, see: Casuistry. Another type of corroborating evidence comes from using the Baconian method, i.e. the method of agreement, method of difference, and method of concomitant variations. These methods are followed in experimental design. They were codified by Francis Bacon, and developed further by John Stuart Mill and consist of controlling several variables, in turn, to establish which variables are causally connected. These principles are widely used intuitively in various kinds of proofs, demonstrations and investigations, in addition to being fundamental to experimental design.

Definition of corroborate in the English dictionary

The first definition of corroborate in the dictionary is to confirm or support, esp by providing fresh evidence. Other definition of corroborate is serving to corroborate a fact, an opinion, etc. Corroborate is also corroborated.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CORROBORATE

PRESENT

Present
I corroborate
you corroborate
he/she/it corroborates
we corroborate
you corroborate
they corroborate
Present continuous
I am corroborating
you are corroborating
he/she/it is corroborating
we are corroborating
you are corroborating
they are corroborating
Present perfect
I have corroborated
you have corroborated
he/she/it has corroborated
we have corroborated
you have corroborated
they have corroborated
Present perfect continuous
I have been corroborating
you have been corroborating
he/she/it has been corroborating
we have been corroborating
you have been corroborating
they have been corroborating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I corroborated
you corroborated
he/she/it corroborated
we corroborated
you corroborated
they corroborated
Past continuous
I was corroborating
you were corroborating
he/she/it was corroborating
we were corroborating
you were corroborating
they were corroborating
Past perfect
I had corroborated
you had corroborated
he/she/it had corroborated
we had corroborated
you had corroborated
they had corroborated
Past perfect continuous
I had been corroborating
you had been corroborating
he/she/it had been corroborating
we had been corroborating
you had been corroborating
they had been corroborating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will corroborate
you will corroborate
he/she/it will corroborate
we will corroborate
you will corroborate
they will corroborate
Future continuous
I will be corroborating
you will be corroborating
he/she/it will be corroborating
we will be corroborating
you will be corroborating
they will be corroborating
Future perfect
I will have corroborated
you will have corroborated
he/she/it will have corroborated
we will have corroborated
you will have corroborated
they will have corroborated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been corroborating
you will have been corroborating
he/she/it will have been corroborating
we will have been corroborating
you will have been corroborating
they will have been corroborating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would corroborate
you would corroborate
he/she/it would corroborate
we would corroborate
you would corroborate
they would corroborate
Conditional continuous
I would be corroborating
you would be corroborating
he/she/it would be corroborating
we would be corroborating
you would be corroborating
they would be corroborating
Conditional perfect
I would have corroborate
you would have corroborate
he/she/it would have corroborate
we would have corroborate
you would have corroborate
they would have corroborate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been corroborating
you would have been corroborating
he/she/it would have been corroborating
we would have been corroborating
you would have been corroborating
they would have been corroborating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you corroborate
we let´s corroborate
you corroborate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to corroborate
Past participle
corroborated
Present Participle
corroborating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CORROBORATE


aberrate
ˈæbəˌreɪt
accelerate
ækˈsɛləˌreɪt
collaborate
kəˈlæbəˌreɪt
commemorate
kəˈmɛməˌreɪt
cooperate
kəʊˈɒpəˌreɪt
decorate
ˈdɛkəˌreɪt
deteriorate
dɪˈtɪərɪəˌreɪt
exuberate
ɪɡˈzjuːbəˌreɪt
generate
ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
incorporate
ɪnˈkɔːpəˌreɪt
liberate
ˈlɪbəˌreɪt
operate
ˈɒpəˌreɪt
proliferate
prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt
protuberate
prəˈtjuːbəˌreɪt
regenerate
rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt
reverberate
rɪˈvɜːbəˌreɪt
separate
ˈsɛpəˌreɪt
suberate
ˈsjuːbəˌreɪt
tolerate
ˈtɒləˌreɪt
verberate
ˈvɜːbəˌreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CORROBORATE

corroborable
corroborant
corroboration
corroborative
corroboratively
corroborator
corroboratory
corroboree
corrodant
corrode
corroded
corrodent
corroder
corrodibility
corrodible
corrodies
corrody
corrosibility
corrosible
corrosion

WORDS THAT END LIKE CORROBORATE

accurate
ameliorate
body corporate
borate
collectorate
corporate
directorate
doctorate
elaborate
electorate
evaporate
governorate
imperforate
inspectorate
invigorate
meliorate
perborate
potassium chlorate
prorate
protectorate
stercorate

Synonyms and antonyms of corroborate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CORROBORATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «corroborate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of corroborate

Translation of «corroborate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CORROBORATE

Find out the translation of corroborate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of corroborate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «corroborate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

证实
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

corroborar
570 millions of speakers

English

corroborate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पुष्टि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تأكيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подтверждают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

corroborar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৃঢ় করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

corroborer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menyokong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bestätigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

確証する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

입증하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Corroborate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm chứng cho
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறுதிபடுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुष्टी देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğrulamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

corroborare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

potwierdzają
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підтверджують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

corobora
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιβεβαιώνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

staaf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bekräfta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bygge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of corroborate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CORROBORATE»

The term «corroborate» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.895 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CORROBORATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about corroborate

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QUOTES WITH «CORROBORATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word corroborate.
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John Foxe
A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CORROBORATE»

Discover the use of corroborate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to corroborate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Garner's Modern American Usage
Corroborate = (1) to support (a statement, argument, etc.) with evidence that is consistent; to confirm; or (2) to confirm formally (a law, etc.). Sense 1 is more common—e.g.: “Experts said a major issue when recovered-memory cases go to court ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
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Contemporary Russian: Contemporary Russian Translation Guide ...
... corroborate, verify, support, bear out, acknowledge, assure, demonstrate подтвердила (noun) - confirmation, corroboration, verification, borne out, acknowledgement, assurance, supportability подтвердили (verb) - confirm, corroborate, ...
L L Downing, 2013
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Patent Interference Practice Handbook
Such contemporaneous documentary evidence could include an abandoned patent application. However, while an abandoned patent application is evidence of conception, it is insufficient to corroborate testimony that an alleged prior inventor ...
Jerome Rosenstock, 1998
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Perceptual Knowledge
corroborate anything by appealing to something we do not know. Consider an analogy. Suppose a scientist were to claim that the results of an experiment he performed were corroborated by the results of a similar experiment performed in a ...
Georges Dicker, 1980
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Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination
all, if there is any doubt whether I really see a chair, then the obvious way to resolve that doubt is to corroborate my visual perception by obtaining other views of the chair, by touching the chair, by hearing other people say that they see it, too, ...
Georges Dicker, 2011
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The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
Còrro'borant (adj. from corroborate) Strengthening, having power to give strength . Corny horant (s. from tbe oaf.) A medicine to confirm and strengthen. CORROBORATE (v. t, from tbe Lat. con with, and robur sircngtb) To strengthen, to make ...
John Ash, 1775
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Oil Country Tubular Goods from China, Inv. 701-TA-463 (Final)
The Department's reliance on the petition rates to determine an AFA rate is subject to the requirement to corroborate secondary information. Corroboration Section 776(c) of the Act provides that, when the Department relies on secondary  ...
U.S. International Trade Commission
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Mysteries from Baseball's Past: Investigations of Nine ...
... Grover Cleveland Alexander? Pete. Alexander: To. Traynor, hit a solo home run that won. Corroborate. or. Not. to. the mysterious 1–0 game for the Pirates ( National Baseball Hall of Fame Library,. Corroborate. Cooperstown, New York) ...
Angelo J. Louisa, David Cicotello, 2010
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Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: ...
One suggestion was that models can corroborate hypotheses 'by offering evidence to strengthen what may be already partly established through other means'. A second was that models can be used for sensitivity analysis. A third was that ...
Poppe de Boer, George Postma, Kees van der Zwan, 2009
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Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-39.12 Law Enforcement ...
While occasionally some case facts are provided to the suspect to make him feel that he was identified as the person responsible for the crime, other evidence is withheld from the suspect to identify or corroborate admissions or confessions.
United States Government US Army, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CORROBORATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term corroborate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Big Brothers volunteer in court, accused of child sex assaults
... with detectives who questioned him Monday night, but that they searched his home and did find evidence to corroborate the boy's allegations ... «WSOC Charlotte, Jul 15»
2
Jordan Spieth says he landed a 12-foot shark and everyone just …
If they don't have photos, can we at least have a friends press conference to corroborate this story? If we're all just gonna take Spieth at his ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
3
Jimmy Carter Says He Believes 'Jesus Would Approve of Gay …
... that he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage, though he said that he doesn't have “any verse in scripture” to corroborate this notion. «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
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No Charges for Denver TSA Screeners Accused of Groping …
But the Denver district attorney's office said Monday that prosecutors were unable to corroborate the claims or to prove that one of the screeners ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
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Bill Cosby could stand trial after he admitted using date-rape drugs
Many went public with their claims last year but most related to encounters decades earlier that were hard to corroborate and for which the ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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No criminal charges to be filed in alleged school bus assault in Lisbon
“There was nothing to corroborate her version of the events, and nobody to corroborate his version of the event,” Ms. Rain said. “It was a 'he ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Richmond school board member found guilty of passing school bus
Eppes said she planned to appeal the conviction and bring witnesses to her appeal who could corroborate her account. 37.540725 -77.436048 ... «wtvr.com, Jul 15»
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Three decades on death row Glenn Ford: An American tragedy
Ford was left handed, but prosecutors never produced a murder weapon or an eyewitness to the shooting to corroborate the pathologist's ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
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Crime Stoppers tips have helped solve hundreds of DeKalb County …
“Like anything else, once you receive information, you have to corroborate it,” he said. Rodriguez said she felt more secure after hearing Crime ... «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Dr M: I didn't work with foreign press, 1MDB shenanigans confirmed …
... his knowledge of the RM42 billion controversy came from these foreign media reports, which his local informants would later corroborate. «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. Corroborate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/corroborate>. Jan 2019 ».
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