Definition of substantiate in English:


Syllabification: sub·stan·ti·ate
Pronunciation: /səbˈstanCHēˌāt


[with object]



Pronunciation: /-ˌstanCHēˈāSHən/
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  • It was also, clearly enough, a matter about which he was vitally concerned, given that it involved the possible corroboration and substantiation of the matters that he had already said all that he needed to say on the matter.
  • Before distributing or submitting a marketing communication for publication, marketers must hold documentary evidence to prove all claims, whether direct or implied, that are capable of objective substantiation.
  • This utilitarian consideration is arguably unfair and disrespectful of persons, and needs further factual substantiation.


mid 17th century: from medieval Latin substantiat- 'given substance', from the verb substantiare.

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