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corroborate (verb) support (evidence, statement, etc.); confirm.

When you provide information or evidence that supports another person's statement or proves it, you corroborate it, or your information or evidence corroborates it. When evidence is available to support a theory, the evidence corroborates the theory. Corroborative evidence is a piece of evidence that supports a person's statement. If the statements of two persons prove each other correct, they corroborate.

  • That he was in New York at the time of the crime in Chicago is corroborated by an automobile mechanic who attended to some repairs of his car on the day of the event.
  • The prosecution produced evidence that corroborated their theory that Paul had the motive to murder Elaine, and, in addition, there were Paul's finger prints on the gun, as further proof of it.
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