substantiate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
affirm; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
- his story confirmed my doubts
- The evidence supports the defendant
verb represent in bodily form
embody; incarnate; body forth.
- He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
- The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist
verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
actualize; realize; realise; actualise.
- our ideas must be substantiated into actions
verb solidify, firm, or strengthen
- The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country
Sub*stan"ti*ate transitive verb
To make to exist; to make real.Ayliffe.
To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to. substantiatea charge or allegation; to substantiatea declaration
Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and substantiate the course of experiment. Coleridge.
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