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corroborate

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Definition to support an opinion — typically with additional evidence or testimony
  • The detectives looked for evidence to corroborate her story.
corroborate = support
  • A blood test corroborated the doctor's suspicion of diabetes.
  • corroborated = supported
  • To doubt any longer was impossible; there was the evidence of the senses, and ten thousand persons who came to corroborate the testimony.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It is a large supposition; for discreet inquiry among servants and others has failed to corroborate it in any way.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Valley of Fear
  • He looked at me anxiously, as if he hoped I'd corroborate this.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • corroborate = support an opinion
  • ...absence of any corroborative evidence, this man was indicted on a capital charge and is now on trial for his life....
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • corroborative = supporting an opinion
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • So it is not surprising to find that so many accusations against people are in the handwriting of Thomas Putnam, or that his name is so often found as a witness corroborating the supernatural testimony, or that his daughter led the crying-out at the most opportune junctures of the trials...
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • corroborating = supporting
  • Psychiatric reports ... corroborate results of OZK series tapes. Subject A responded with consistency of earlier sessions.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • corroborate = support (reinforce)
  • ...were strongly corroborative of suspicion,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • corroborative = supporting (of an opinion or theory)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • It would have been corroborative of this idea of motive.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • corroborative = supporting
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • Your Honor, while no direct corroboration has yet been made, the minor has an established pattern of extreme dysfunctional behavior.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • corroboration = additional evidence that supports
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As if to corroborate Bean's statement, the enemy began to call out to them.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • corroborate = to support an opinion — typically with additional evidence or testimony
  • And there is also another corroborating statement which you may not have noticed.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • corroborating = supporting
  • If he corroborates the story, we could cut a deal so he testifies.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • corroborates = supports (tells a story consistent with)
  • And in this letter you certainly have a very strong piece of evidence to corroborate your view.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • corroborate = support an opinion
  • He would use what they did to corroborate the stories of the witnesses.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • corroborate = support with additional evidence
  • Mike looked around the room, as if he might see something to corroborate this, like icicles or penguins.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • corroborate = support with additional evidence
  • But she felt it was her responsibility to see him, to corroborate the fact of his death.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • corroborate = confirm with additional evidence
  • The single corroborative statement she'd gleaned ... was that no one had heard from or laid eyes on Boomer in over a week, possibly longer.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • corroborative = supporting (of the theory)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • Their evidence, corroborated by that of several friends, tends to show that Sir Charles's health has for some time been impaired,
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
corroborated = supported

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