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Support ImportancePlay
Use 'corroborate' to show that evidence strengthens a belief or story. SlideThe fingerprints corroborate the suspect's presence at the crime scene.
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Not ProofPlay
'Corroborate' suggests support but doesn't necessarily prove something on its own. SlideHer alibi is corroborated by the phone records, but that doesn't prove she's innocent.
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Academic StrengthPlay
In academic writing, 'corroborate' signifies a finding is backed up by research. SlidePast studies corroborate our hypothesis about climate change effects.