verb (used with object), sub·stan·ti·at·ed, sub·stan·ti·at·ing.
Origin of substantiate
Examples from the Web for substantiate
So, President Obama does right by making every effort to substantiate the charges against Assad.Leslie H. Gelb: Obama Is Right on Chemical Warfare in Syria|Leslie H. Gelb|April 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus, catharsis, in a physiological sense, has been difficult to substantiate, but the results are by no means conclusive.
If the emails released today substantiate these claims, Hunt's career could be in jeopardy.
It's why it is so important to substantiate both the plot, and its connection to Iran.
Challenged to substantiate his accusation, the MP had to withdraw, shouted down by his fellow Labour MPs.
And yet something there would surely be by which I could substantiate my story.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
The records of the Bodleian substantiate the low point to which the intellectual life of the university had ebbed.
He is abundantly fortified with facts to substantiate his criticism.Quacks and Grafters|Unknown
"The court will decide whether your evidence is sufficient to substantiate your claim," Mr. Bryant composedly remarked.The Masked Bridal|Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
Its disappearance seemed to substantiate the polarization theory.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for substantiate
Word Origin for substantiate
Word Origin and History for substantiate
1650s, "to make real, to give substance to," from Modern Latin substantiatus, past participle of substantiare, from Latin substantia (see substance). Meaning "to demonstrate or prove" is attested from 1803. Related: Substantiated; substantiating.