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circumstantiate

[ sur-kuhm-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藞st忙n 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cir路cum路stan路ti路at路ed, cir路cum路stan路ti路at路ing.
to set forth or support with circumstances or particulars: Documents circumstantiated her evidence.
to describe fully or minutely: He circumstantiated the accident.
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Origin of circumstantiate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM circumstantiate

cir路cum路stan路ti路a路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantiate

circumstantiate
/ (藢s蓽藧k蓹m藞st忙n蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to support by giving particulars

Derived forms of circumstantiate

circumstantiation, noun
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