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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBSTANTIATE

You have no right to permit them to live longer than to substantiate your theory.

And yet something there would surely be by which I could substantiate my story.

To the end that he may substantiate his objections, he proposes to examine the prisoner.

To substantiate this claim of the mosques, a brief digression is necessary.

Now here is a fact which official records go to substantiate.

Further tests by himself and others he says substantiate these claims.

"Perhaps you can substantiate that statement," sneered Cora.

Quill wanted Mike the Angel to substantiate his own statements to the roboticist.

Then he would do so for me and bring proofs to substantiate his statements.

Complete records to substantiate this statement have not been discovered.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "to make real, to give substance to," from Modern Latin substantiatus, past participle of substantiare, from Latin substantia (see substance). Meaning "to demonstrate or prove" is attested from 1803. Related: Substantiated; substantiating.

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