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English verb: corroborate

1. corroborate (cognition) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts


SamplesHis story confirmed my doubts.
The evidence supports the defendant.


Synonymsaffirm, confirm, substantiate, support, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)back, back up, demonstrate, document, establish, prove, shew, show, validate, verify, vouch


Antonymsnegate, contradict

2. corroborate (communication) give evidence for


Synonymsvalidate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confirm, reassert


Narrower (hyponym)circumstantiate

3. corroborate (stative) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm


SamplesThe stories and claims were born out by the evidence.


Synonymsbear out, support, underpin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally









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