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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Substantiate \Sub*stan"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Substantiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Substantiating.]
1. To make to exist; to make real. --Ayliffe.
2. To establish the existence or truth of by proof or
competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a
charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.
Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and
substantiate the course of experiment. --Coleridge.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his
story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the
defendant" [syn: confirm, corroborate, sustain,
substantiate, support, affirm] [ant: contradict,
2: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong
with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of
the artist" [syn: incarnate, body forth, embody,
3: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our
ideas must be substantiated into actions" [syn: realize,
realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate]
4: solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will
substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "substantiate":
adduce, affirm, anatomize, assay, atomize, attest, authenticate,
back, back up, bear out, body, bolster, bring to test, buttress,
certify, circumstantiate, cite, confirm, corporealize, corporify,
corroborate, cut and try, demonstrate, descend to particulars,
detail, document, embody, enter into detail, essay, experiment,
exteriorize, externalize, fortify, give a try, give a tryout,
give full particulars, have a go, incarnate, incorporate, instance,
itemize, justify, manifest, materialize, objectify, particularize,
personalize, personify, play around with, practice upon, probate,
prove, put to trial, ratify, reembody, reincarnate, reinforce,
research, road-test, run a sample, sample, shake down, specify,
spell out, strengthen, substantialize, substantify, support,
sustain, taste, test, transmigrate, try, try it on, try out,
undergird, uphold, validate, verify, warrant
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