Substantiating
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and substantiate the course of experiment. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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