substantiatable, adj.substantiation, n.substantiative, adj.substantiator, n.
/seuhb stan"shee ayt'/, v.t., substantiated, substantiating.
1. to establish by proof or competent evidence: to substantiate a charge.
2. to give substantial existence to: to substantiate an idea through action.
3. to affirm as having substance; give body to; strengthen: to substantiate a friendship.
[1650-60; < NL substantiatus (ptp. of substantiare), equiv. to L substanti(a) SUBSTANCE + -atus -ATE1]
Syn. 1. prove, confirm, verify, validate.

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