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circumstantiate

[sur-kuh m-stan-shee-eyt] /ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt/
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
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin circumstanti(a) circumstance + -ate1
Related forms
circumstantiation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantiation

circumstantiate

/ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to support by giving particulars
Derived Forms
circumstantiation, noun
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Word Origin and History for circumstantiation

circumstantiate

v.

1650s, from Latin circumstantia "surrounding condition" (see circumstance) + -ate (2). Related: Circumstantiated; circumstantiating; circumstantiation.

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