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substantiate

[suh b-stan-shee-eyt] /səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), substantiated, substantiating.
1.
to establish by proof or competent evidence:
to substantiate a charge.
2.
to give substantial existence to:
to substantiate an idea through action.
3.
to affirm as having substance; give body to; strengthen:
to substantiate a friendship.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin substantiātus (past participle of substantiāre), equivalent to Latin substanti(a) substance + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
substantiatable, adjective
substantiation, noun
substantiative, adjective
substantiator, noun
nonsubstantiation, noun
resubstantiate, verb (used with object), resubstantiated, resubstantiating.
resubstantiation, noun
unsubstantiatable, adjective
Synonyms
1. prove, confirm, verify, validate.
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British Dictionary definitions for substantiative

substantiate

/səbˈstænʃɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to establish as valid or genuine
2.
to give form or real existence to
Derived Forms
substantiation, noun
substantiative, adjective
substantiator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin substantiāre, from Latin substantiasubstance
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Word Origin and History for substantiative

substantiate

v.

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.

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