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Corroborate

To support or enhance the believability of a fact or assertion by the presentation of additional information that confirms the truthfulness of the item.

The testimony of a witness is corroborated if subsequent evidence, such as a coroner's report or the testimony of other witnesses, substantiates it.

corroborate

v. to confirm and sometimes add substantiating (reinforcing) testimony to the testimony of another witness or a party in a trial. (See: corroborating evidence)

corroborate

verb acknowledge, adduce evidence, advocate, affirm, assent, assure, attest, authenticate, aver, avouch, bear out, bear witness, bolster up, buttress, call to witness, certify, circumstantiate, comprobare, confirm, defend, document, endorse, fortify, guarantee, justify, maintain, manifest, prove, ratify, reassure, reinforce, sanction, strengthen, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, testify to, undersign, uphold, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vouch for, warrant
Associated concepts: corroborating evidence, corroborating witness
See also: adduce, attest, bear, certify, confirm, countenance, countersign, demonstrate, document, ensure, establish, prove, quote, show, substantiate, sustain, uphold, validate, verify, vouch, witness
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In this study, we examined the impact of the suspect's moral attractiveness (salacious or nonsalacious alibi), the strength of the physical evidence supporting the alibi (strong or weak), and the characteristics of the alibi corroborator (credible or noncredible corroborator) on alibi believability, the likelihood of the suspect being rated guilty, and the ratings of the suspect's character.
The eight versions of the transcript described either a strong alibi (neighbor corroborator and cable bill as physical evidence) or a weak alibi (brother corroborator and no physical evidence).
1 = do not believe the alibi at all to 11 = believe the alibi completely) in relation to alibi believability, suspect guilt, and corroborator believability.
The credibility of the corroborator had no main effect on believability and no interactions were significant (all p values > .