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Meaning & Definition of Substantiate in English

English

Substantiate

/səbstænʧiet/

verb

1. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

  • "His story confirmed my doubts"
  • "The evidence supports the defendant"
    synonym:
  • confirm
  • ,
  • corroborate
  • ,
  • sustain
  • ,
  • substantiate
  • ,
  • support
  • ,
  • affirm

2. Represent in bodily form

  • "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"
  • "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
    synonym:
  • incarnate
  • ,
  • body forth
  • ,
  • embody
  • ,
  • substantiate

3. Make real or concrete

  • Give reality or substance to
  • "Our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
    synonym:
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • actualize
  • ,
  • actualise
  • ,
  • substantiate

4. Solidify, firm, or strengthen

  • "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
    synonym:
  • substantiate