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Synonyms for substantiate
səbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪtsub·stan·ti·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. substantiate

    Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.

    Synonyms:
    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, strengthen, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Preposition:
    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmverb

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    actualise, realise, abide, embody, verify, get, support, stomach, defend, plunk for, hold up, keep going, actualize, back, have, avow, fend for, patronise, stick out, assert, back up, keep, digest, nurture, keep up, corroborate, endorse, validate, reassert, hold, confirm, bear out, incarnate, affirm, swan, subscribe, brook, indorse, body forth, tolerate, suffer, endure, stand, aver, maintain, prolong, nourish, sustain, realize, patronize, underpin, plump for, patronage, put up, swear, bear

  2. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiateverb

    represent in bodily form

    "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

    Synonyms:
    body forth, embody, sustain, realise, affirm, actualise, actualize, support, personify, corroborate, confirm, be, realize, incarnate

  3. realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiateverb

    make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

    "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

    Synonyms:
    actualise, actualize, see, realise, gain, corroborate, recognize, recognise, support, embody, clear, agnise, confirm, take in, pull in, agnize, sustain, incarnate, understand, affirm, body forth, realize, bring in, make, earn

  4. substantiateverb

    solidify, firm, or strengthen

    "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

    Synonyms:
    body forth, embody, realize, sustain, realise, affirm, actualise, actualize, support, corroborate, confirm, incarnate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. substantiateverb

    Synonyms:
    establish, verify, prove, confirm, corroborate, ratify, make good

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. substantiateverb

    Synonyms:
    verify, corroborate, confirm, prove

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "substantiate":

    justify, corroborate, support, underpin, prove, validate, confirm

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How to use substantiate in a sentence?

  1. John Durante:

    Serving safe, high quality food is always our top priority and we take this claim seriously, we have taken the appropriate steps to investigate this matter and have been unable to substantiate the claim.

  2. Todd Stumbo:

    I'm all about adding interventions and therapeutic techniques that have proven to be significantly profound in the changes to somebody's life and treatment. Unfortunately, I don't know that there's evidence to substantiate that marijuana's had that effect, our take is abstinence based and we use every tool or intervention we can that's been proven effective in the past.

  3. Orin Snyder:

    He has asked Fica Frio for evidence to substantiate the allegations. Fica Frio ignored Jerry and instead filed this frivolous lawsuit.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A man must first care for his own household before he can be of use to the state. But no matter how well he cares for his household, he is not a good citizen unless he also takes thought of the state. In the same way, a great nation must think of its own internal affairs; and yet it cannot substantiate its claim to be a great nation unless it also thinks of its position in the world at large.

  5. Nigel Fairbrass:

    South African prisoners actively followed up with the South African government and have been presented with no evidence to substantiate the allegations, the prison was also returned to South African prisoners operational control last year.


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  • bestätigen, substantiieren, untermauern, bekräftigen, beglaubigen, verwirklichenGerman
  • τεκμηριώνωGreek
  • justifierFrench
  • सिद्ध करनाHindi
  • 立証しますJapanese
  • ยืนยันThai
  • tasdik etmek, tahakkuk etmek, gerçekleştirmek, gerçekleşmek, doğrulamakTurkish
  • 证实Chinese

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