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substantiate

[ suhb-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ s蓹b藞st忙n 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), sub路stan路ti路at路ed, sub路stan路ti路at路ing.
to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge.
to give substantial existence to: to substantiate an idea through action.
to affirm as having substance; give body to; strengthen: to substantiate a friendship.
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Origin of substantiate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from New Latin substanti膩tus (past participle of substanti膩re ), equivalent to Latin substanti(a) substance + -膩tus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for substantiate

substantiate
/ (s蓹b藞st忙n蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to establish as valid or genuine
to give form or real existence to

Derived forms of substantiate

substantiation, nounsubstantiative, adjectivesubstantiator, noun

Word Origin for substantiate

C17: from New Latin substanti膩re, from Latin substantia substance
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