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 for corroborate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corroborate \Cor*rob"o*rate\ (k?r-r?b"?-r?t), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Corroborated (-r?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Corroborating
     (-r?`t?ng). ] [L. corroboratus, p. p. of corroborare to
     corroborate; cor- + roborare to strengthen, robur strength.
     See Robust.]
     1. To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to
        strengthen. [Obs.]
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              As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger,
              the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby.
                                                    --I. Watts.
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     2. To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.
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              The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corroborate \Cor*rob"o*rate\ (-r?t), a.
     Corroborated. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  corroborate
      v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his
           story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the
           defendant" [syn: confirm, corroborate, sustain,
           substantiate, support, affirm] [ant: contradict,
           negate]
      2: give evidence for [syn: validate, corroborate]
      3: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or
         confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the
         evidence" [syn: corroborate, underpin, bear out,
         support]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "corroborate":
     affirm, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, bolster,
     buttress, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, document, fortify,
     justify, probate, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen,
     substantiate, support, sustain, undergird, uphold, validate,
     verify, warrant
  
  

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