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substantiate

sub·stan·ti·ate

substantiate

 
pronunciation:
sb staen shi eIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: substantiated, substantiates, substantiating
definition 1: to establish or support by providing proof or evidence.
He couldn't substantiate his argument.
synonyms:
back up, corroborate, evidence, prove, support, validate, verify
antonyms:
disprove
similar words:
attest, authenticate, avouch, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, demonstrate, document, establish, fortify, justify, manifest, sustain, vouch
definition 2: to give substance to; actualize.
synonyms:
actualize, incarnate, materialize
similar words:
embody, hypostatize, realize, reify, solidify
definition 3: to make stronger; affirm.
Working together will substantiate their relationship.
synonyms:
consolidate, fortify, reinforce, strengthen
similar words:
affirm, animate, enliven, invigorate, solidify
derivations: substantiative (adj.), substantiation (n.)