Corroborate vs Correlate - What's the difference?

corroborate | correlate |


As verbs the difference between corroborate and correlate

is that corroborate is to confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for while correlate is to compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics.

As a noun correlate is

either of a pair of things related by a correlation; a correlative.

corroborate

English

Verb

(corroborat)
  • To confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for.
  • * I. Taylor
  • The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
  • To make strong; to strengthen.
  • * I. Watts
  • As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby.

    correlate

    English

    Verb

  • To compare things and bring them into a relation having corresponding characteristics
  • To be related by a correlation
  • * Tylor
  • Doctrine and worship correlate as theory and practice.
  • *
  • As with the Lejeuneaceae, this pattern of massive speciation appears to be correlated with the Cretaceous explosion of the angiosperms and the simultaneous creation of a host of new microenvironments, differing in humidity, light intensity, texture, etc.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of a pair of things related by a correlation; a correlative
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