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Substantiate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUBSTAN'TIATE, v.t. To make to exist.
1. To establish by proof or competent evidence; to verify; to make good, as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant" [syn: confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm] [ant: contradict, negate]
2: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist" [syn: incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate]
3: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions" [syn: realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate]
4: solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1657 1. to give substance or form to ; embody 2. to establish by proof or competent evidence ; verify <substantiate a charge> Synonyms: see confirm substantiation noun substantiative adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. prove the truth of (a charge, statement, claim, etc.); give good grounds for. Derivatives: substantiation n. Etymology: med.L substantiare give substance to (as SUBSTANCE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Substantiate Sub*stan"ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substantiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Substantiating.] 1. To make to exist; to make real. --Ayliffe. 2. To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration. Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and substantiate the course of experiment. --Coleridge.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(substantiates, substantiating, substantiated) To substantiate a statement or a story means to supply evidence which proves that it is true. (FORMAL) There is little scientific evidence to substantiate the claims. = validate VERB: V n substantiation There may be alternative methods of substantiation other than written records.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Establish, verify, prove, confirm, corroborate, ratify, make good.

Moby Thesaurus

adduce, affirm, anatomize, assay, atomize, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, body, bolster, bring to test, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, cite, confirm, corporealize, corporify, corroborate, cut and try, demonstrate, descend to particulars, detail, document, embody, enter into detail, essay, experiment, exteriorize, externalize, fortify, give a try, give a tryout, give full particulars, have a go, incarnate, incorporate, instance, itemize, justify, manifest, materialize, objectify, particularize, personalize, personify, play around with, practice upon, probate, prove, put to trial, ratify, reembody, reincarnate, reinforce, research, road-test, run a sample, sample, shake down, specify, spell out, strengthen, substantialize, substantify, support, sustain, taste, test, transmigrate, try, try it on, try out, undergird, uphold, validate, verify, warrant

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