Substantiate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səbˈstænʃieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word substantiate
Brit.  |səbˈstanʃɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word substantiate

verb

- establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (syn: affirm, confirm, corroborate, support, sustain)
- represent in bodily form(syn: embody, incarnate)

The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

- make real or concrete; give reality or substance to(syn: actualise, actualize, realise, realize)

our ideas must be substantiated into actions

- solidify, firm, or strengthen

The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country

Examples

This view is substantiated.

The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

our ideas must be substantiated into actions

The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country

...Mr. MacGregor couldn't substantiate that it was Peter, and not some other rabbit, in the cabbage patch....

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: substantiate
he/she/it: substantiates
present participle: substantiating
past tense: substantiated
past participle: substantiated
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