circumstantiate

circumstantiate

[sur-kuhm-stan-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), circumstantiated, circumstantiating.
1.
to set forth or support with circumstances or particulars: Documents circumstantiated her evidence.
2.
to describe fully or minutely: He circumstantiated the accident.

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

circumstantiation, noun
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circumstantiate (ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to support by giving particulars
 
circumstanti'ation
 
n

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