Definitions for: Substantiate


[v] solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
[v] establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
[v] make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
[v] represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: actualise, actualize, affirm, body forth, confirm, corroborate, embody, incarnate, realise, realize, support, sustain

Antonyms: contradict, negate

See Also: back, back up, be, beef up, create, demonstrate, document, establish, fortify, incarnate, make, prove, shew, show, strengthen, validate, verify, vouch

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