circumstantiate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: circa 1652 to supply with circumstantial evidence or support

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  • Circumstantiate — Cir cum*stan ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumstantiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumstantiating}.] [See {Circumstantiating} (?).] [1913 Webster] 1. To place in particular circumstances; to invest with particular accidents or adjuncts. [R.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumstantiate — index bear (adduce), cite (state), corroborate, demonstrate (establish), detail (particula …   Law dictionary

  • circumstantiate — (v.) 1650s, from L. circumstantia (see CIRCUMSTANCE (Cf. circumstance)) + ATE (Cf. ate). Related: Circumstantiated; circumstantiating …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumstantiate — [sʉr΄kəmstan′shē āt΄] vt. circumstantiated, circumstantiating to verify in every particular; give detailed proof or support of circumstantiation n …   English World dictionary

  • circumstantiate — circumstantiation, n. /serr keuhm stan shee ayt /, v.t., circumstantiated, circumstantiating. 1. to set forth or support with circumstances or particulars: Documents circumstantiated her evidence. 2. to describe fully or minutely: He… …   Universalium

  • circumstantiate — verb To describe, verify or prove something by setting out circumstantial evidence …   Wiktionary

  • circumstantiate — Synonyms and related words: adduce, affirm, anatomize, atomize, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, bolster, buttress, certify, cite, confirm, corroborate, descend to particulars, detail, document, enter into detail, fortify, give full …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circumstantiate — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prove, document (See evidence) …   English dictionary for students

  • circumstantiate — cir·cum·stan·ti·ate || ‚sɜːkÉ™m stænʃɪeɪt v. verify details; describe in full detail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumstantiate — cir·cum·stan·ti·ate …   English syllables

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