circumstantiate

[ sur-kuh m-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), cir·cum·stan·ti·at·ed, cir·cum·stan·ti·at·ing.

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

Origin of circumstantiate

1640–50; < Latin circumstanti(a) circumstance + -ate1

Related forms

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

Derived Forms

circumstantiation, noun
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