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Verb: substantiate  sub'stan-shee,eyt
  1. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    "his story substantiated my doubts";
    - confirm, corroborate, sustain, support, affirm
  2. Represent in bodily form
    "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist";
    - incarnate, body forth, embody
  3. Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
    "our ideas must be substantiated into actions";
    - realize, realise [Brit], actualize, actualise [Brit]
  4. Solidify, firm, or strengthen
    "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

Derived forms: substantiated, substantiates, substantiating

Type of: be, beef up, create, fortify, make, strengthen

Encyclopedia: Substantiate