substantiate

  • 1 substantiate — I verb actualize, affirm, attest, authenticate, bear out, bear witness, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, embody, establish by proof, evidence, make good, materialize, objectify, prove, ratify, realize, reify,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 substantiate — (v.) 1650s, to make real, to give substance to, from Mod.L. substantiatus, pp. of substantiare, from L. substantia (see SUBSTANCE (Cf. substance)). Meaning to demonstrate or prove is attested from 1803. Related: Substantiated; substantiating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 substantiate — verify, corroborate, *confirm, authenticate, validate Analogous words: *prove, demonstrate, try, test …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 substantiate — [v] back up a statement, idea actualize, affirm, approve, attest to, authenticate, bear out, check out, check up, complete, confirm, corroborate, debunk, demonstrate, establish, incarnate, justify, manifest, materialize, objectify, personify,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 substantiate — ► VERB ▪ provide evidence to support or prove the truth of. DERIVATIVES substantiation noun. ORIGIN Latin substantiare give substance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 substantiate — [səb stan′shē āt΄] vt. substantiated, substantiating [< ModL substantiatus, pp. of substantiare < L substantia,SUBSTANCE] 1. to give substance or true existence to 2. to give concrete form or body to; convert into substance; embody 3. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 substantiate — substantiatable, adj. substantiation, n. substantiative, adj. substantiator, n. /seuhb stan shee ayt /, v.t., substantiated, substantiating. 1. to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge. 2. to give substantial… …

    Universalium

  • 9 substantiate — UK [səbˈstænʃɪeɪt] / US [səbˈstænʃɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms substantiate : present tense I/you/we/they substantiate he/she/it substantiates present participle substantiating past tense substantiated past participle substantiated to… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 substantiate — [[t]səbstæ̱nʃieɪt[/t]] substantiates, substantiating, substantiated VERB To substantiate a statement or a story means to supply evidence which proves that it is true. [FORMAL] [V n] There is little scientific evidence to substantiate the claims.… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 substantiate — sub•stan•ti•ate [[t]səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge[/ex] 2) to give substantial existence to 3) to affirm as having substance; strengthen: to substantiate a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 substantiate — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 substantiate — verb Substantiate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accusation, ↑charge, ↑claim …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 substantiate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. embody (see substance); evidence, corroborate, verify, bear out, demonstrate, confirm, support. See demonstration, truth. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To prove] Syn. confirm, verify, bear out; see prove …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 substantiate — sub|stan|ti|ate [səbˈstænʃieıt] v [T] formal to prove the truth of something that someone has said, claimed etc ▪ Katzen offered little evidence to substantiate his claims . >substantiation [səbˌstænʃiˈeıʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 substantiate — sub|stan|ti|ate [ səb stænʃi,eıt ] verb transitive to provide evidence that proves something: They were unable to substantiate their claims of government malpractice. ╾ sub|stan|ti|a|tion [ səb,stænʃi eıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 substantiate — verb (T) formal to prove the truth of something that someone has said, claimed etc: Can you substantiate your claim in a court of law? substantiation noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 substantiate — verb can you substantiate your allegations? Syn: prove, show to be true, give substance to, support, uphold, bear out, justify, vindicate, validate, corroborate, verify, authenticate, confirm, endorse, give credence to Ant: disprove …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 substantiate — /səbˈstænʃieɪt / (say suhb stansheeayt) verb (t) (substantiated, substantiating) 1. to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge. 2. to give substantial existence to. 3. to present as having substance. –substantiation… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 substantiate — verb a) to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate b) to give material form or substance to something; to embody …

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