Collaborate and Corroborate

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How to use the words Collaborate and Corroborate?

People who work together on a project collaborate (share their labor); people who support your testimony as a witness corroborate (strengthen by confirming) it.

The word Collaborate comes from the Latin collab orare meaning to labour together. Therefore, when you collaborate with someone you work with that individual for a purpose for example you could collaborate with someone on a project.

• We will be collaborating with Amerial Company to develop the product.

When you corroborate some thing, you provide proof or evidence that support what you or someone else has said. The word is frequently used in legal contexts.

• Some of the research findings seem to corroborate my father’s theory.

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