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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,   /kəˈrɒb.ər.ə.tɪv/  /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.
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