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corroborate

verb [T] uk   /kəˈrɒb.ə.reɪt/  us   /-ˈrɑː.bə-/ formal
to add proof to an account, statement, idea, etc. with new information: Recent research seems to corroborate his theory.
corroborating
adjective uk   /kəˈrɒb.ər.eɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-ˈrɑː.bə.reɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ (also corroborative, uk   /kəˈrɒb.ər.ə.tɪv/  us /kəˈrɑː.bɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/ )
corroborating evidence/reports
corroboration
noun [U] uk   /kəˌrɒb.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌrɑː.bə-/
Without corroboration from forensic tests, it will be difficult to prove that the suspect is guilty.
Translations of “corroborate”
in Vietnamese chứng thực…
in Spanish corroborar…
in Thai ยืนยัน…
in Malaysian menyokong…
in French confirmer…
in German bestätigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證實,確證…
in Indonesian memperkuat…
in Russian подтверждать…
in Turkish doğrulamak, teyit etmek, kanıtlarla desteklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证实,确证…
in Polish potwierdzać…
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