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corroborate

cor·rob·o·rate

corroborate

pronunciation:
k ra b reIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: corroborated, corroborates, corroborating
definition: to support with evidence or testimony; certify the truth of.
The next witness corroborated the young man's story.
antonyms:
contradict
similar words:
alibi, attest, back, confirm, document, establish, evidence, fortify, substantiate, support, sustain, verify
derivations: corroborative (adj.), corroboratively (adv.), corroboration (n.), corroborator (n.)
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The word corroborate contains the following part:
cor- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix cor- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "r." See com-.