What is the meaning of substantiate?


  • Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
    • usage: "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  • Represent in bodily form.
    • usage: "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
  • Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to.
    • usage: "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
  • Solidify, firm, or strengthen.
    • usage: "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
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