Corroborate vs Uphold - What's the difference?

corroborate | uphold |


As verbs the difference between corroborate and uphold

is that corroborate is to confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for while uphold is to hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.

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.

    uphold

    English

    Verb

  • To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
  • * '>citation
  • To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
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  • To support by approval or encouragement.
  • * 1748 . . Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 18:
  • but there was still a connexion upheld among the different ideas, which succeeded each other.

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    References

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