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substantiate


verb
1. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (Freq. 2)
- his story confirmed my doubts
- The evidence supports the defendant
Syn:
confirm, corroborate, sustain, support, affirm
Ant:
negate (for: affirm)
Derivationally related forms:
affirmable (for: affirm), affirmation (for: affirm), support (for: support), substantiative, substantiation, sustainable (for: sustain), corroborative (for: corroborate), corroboratory (for: corroborate), corroboration (for: corroborate), confirmative (for: confirm), confirmatory (for: confirm), confirmation (for: confirm)
Hyponyms:
back, back up, vouch, verify, prove,
demonstrate, establish, show, shew, document, validate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
2. make real or concrete;
give reality or substance to
- our ideas must be substantiated into actions
Syn:
realize, realise, actualize, actualise
Derivationally related forms:
actualisation (for: actualise), actual (for: actualize), actualization (for: actualize), realisation (for: realise), realization (for: realize)
Hypernyms:
make, create
Hyponyms:
incarnate, express
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
3. 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
Derivationally related forms:
embodiment (for: embody), incarnation (for: incarnate)
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
4. solidify, firm, or strengthen
- The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country
Hypernyms:
strengthen, beef up, fortify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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