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corroborate

verb [T]     /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.Proving and disproving corroborating     /kəˈrɒb.ər.eɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-ˈrɑː.bə.reɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective (also corroborative, /kəˈrɒb.ər.ə.tɪv/ US  /kəˈrɑː.bɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/) corroborating evidence/reportsProving and disproving corroboration     /kəˌrɒb.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌrɑː.bə-/ noun [U] Without corroboration from forensic tests, it will be difficult to prove that the suspect is guilty.Proving and disproving
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