A few days ago I heard someone say "collaborated by" repeatedly when he should have said "corroborated by". There are lots of examples of this mistake in appellate court decisions, e.g. Doe v. State
, 94 N.M. 548, 549-50, 613 P.2d 418, 419-20 (1980):
It is abundantly clear that Doe's confession of shop-lifting liquor from Albertson's store was collaborated by other substantial circumstantial evidence.
An intransitive verb such as "collaborate" should not be used passively (although cf. Latin "itur").