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English definition of “corroborate”


verb [T]    /kəˈrɑb·əˌreɪt/
to add information in support of an idea, opinion, or statement: Recent research seems to corroborate the theory. corroboration    /kəˌrɑb·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] She accused him without corroboration of any kind.
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