substantiate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin substantiatus (given substance), from the verb substantiare,[1] first used 1657.[2]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ substantiate” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ substantiate” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.