Definition of Substantiate

1. Verb. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. "The evidence supports the defendant"




2. Verb. Represent in bodily form. "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
Exact synonyms: Body Forth, Embody, Incarnate
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Embodiment, Incarnation

3. Verb. Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to. "Did he substantiate his major works over a short period of time?"; "Our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
Exact synonyms: Actualise, Actualize, Realise, Realize
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Incarnate, Express
Derivative terms: Actualisation, Actual, Actual, Actual, Actualization, Realisation, Realisation, Realization, Realization

4. Verb. Solidify, firm, or strengthen. "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen

Definition of Substantiate

1. v. t. To make to exist; to make real.

Definition of Substantiate

1. Verb. (transitive) to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to give material form or substance to something; to embody ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Substantiate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Substantiate

substantiae nigrae
substantial
substantialism
substantialisms
substantialities
substantiality
substantialization
substantializations
substantialize
substantialized
substantializes
substantializing
substantially
substantialness
substantials
substantiate (current term)
substantiated
substantiates
substantiating
substantiation
substantiations
substantiative
substantival
substantivalist
substantivalists
substantivally
substantive
substantive adjective
substantive adjectives
substantive case

Literary usage of Substantiate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"With the coming of Christianity into the world, however, as the contente of the theology to be stated became richer, so the efforts to substantiate it ..."

2. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"... adventure as a dream, a mere delusion arising from his illness, but concluded to seek in his surroundings something to substantiate, or remove the idea. ..."

3. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Financial and Political Evils anticipated and denied — Attempt to substantiate them by Evidence.— Opinions of Warren Hastings and others respecting the ..."

4. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Financial and Political Evils anticipated and denied — Attempt to substantiate them by Evidence.— Opinions of Warren Hastings and others respecting the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"And a general result of criticism has been to substantiate such main facts as the causes of persecution, the number and heroism of the martyrs, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Henry Maddock, Thomas Huntington (1827)
"... or to substantiate the proceedings and make them regular and effectual in a Court of Equity (g). If in a Suit against an Executor or Administrator, ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"With the coming of Christianity into the world, however, as the contente of the theology to be stated became richer, so the efforts to substantiate it ..."

8. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"... adventure as a dream, a mere delusion arising from his illness, but concluded to seek in his surroundings something to substantiate, or remove the idea. ..."

9. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Financial and Political Evils anticipated and denied — Attempt to substantiate them by Evidence.— Opinions of Warren Hastings and others respecting the ..."

10. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Financial and Political Evils anticipated and denied — Attempt to substantiate them by Evidence.— Opinions of Warren Hastings and others respecting the ..."

11. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"And a general result of criticism has been to substantiate such main facts as the causes of persecution, the number and heroism of the martyrs, ..."

12. Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Probate: And in the Court for by Great Britain Court of Probate, Maurice Charles Merttins Swabey, Thomas Hutchinson Tristram (1860)
"HELD, that the Court, in accordance with the practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts, will make such grants limited to substantiate proceedings in Chancery on ..."

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