substantiate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): səbˈstanʃɪeɪt
  • Hyphenation: sub‧stan‧ti‧ate

Verb[edit]

substantiate ‎(third-person singular simple present substantiates, present participle substantiating, simple past and past participle substantiated)

  1. (transitive) To verify something by supplying evidence; to authenticate or corroborate
  2. (transitive) To give material form or substance to something; to embody; to record in documents

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “substantiate”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1] (HTML, in English), Oxford dictionaries, accessed 2014-03-22: “mid 17th century: from medieval Latin substantiat- 'given substance', from the verb substantiare.”
  2. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/substantiate