Collaborate and Corroborate

What is the difference between Collaborate and Corroborate?

By Ram, India - 27 Jan 2008

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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