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circumstantiate

[ sur-kuhm-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), cir·cum·stan·ti·at·ed, cir·cum·stan·ti·at·ing.

to set forth or support withcircumstances or particulars: Documents circumstantiated her evidence.
to describe fully or minutely: He circumstantiated the accident.

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Origin of circumstantiate

1640–50; <Latin circumstanti(a) circumstance + -ate1
cir·cum·stan·ti·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantiate

circumstantiate
/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to support by giving particulars
circumstantiation, noun
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