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[mass noun] Evidence which confirms or supports a statement, theory, or finding; confirmation:‘there is no independent corroboration for this’
confirmation, verification, attestation, affirmation, ratification, endorsement, accreditation, authentication, validation, certification, documentation, evidence, proof, substantiationsupport, backing, bolstering, reinforcement, weightView synonyms
- ‘But Miss X revealed that the police had systemically failed to seek corroboration of her evidence.’
- ‘Without the corroboration of suitable theoretical supports, no intuitive belief can count as more than mere conjecture.’
- ‘They lack confirmation or corroboration by any reliable empirical evidence.’
- ‘Based on such evidence, corroboration for the surrogacy hypothesis is low.’
- ‘It is the job of the Crown to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, and, as in all criminal trials in Scotland, no crime can be proved without corroboration.’
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