What does substantiate mean?

Definitions for substantiatesəbˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word substantiate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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

  2. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate(verb)

    represent in bodily form

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

  3. realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate(verb)

    make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

    "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

  4. substantiate(verb)

    solidify, firm, or strengthen

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


  1. substantiate(Verb)

    to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate

  2. substantiate(Verb)

    to give material form or substance to something; to embody

Webster Dictionary

  1. Substantiate(verb)

    to make to exist; to make real

  2. Substantiate(verb)

    to establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of substantiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. Microsoft Corp:

    We've carefully reviewed this case and found nothing to substantiate the speculation in the complaint or the allegation of retaliation, and we're confident a court will agree with us, we always encourage employees to raise concerns that they may have, and take such reports seriously.

  3. 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.

  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.

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Translations for substantiate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verwirklichen, bestätigen, beglaubigen, bekräftigen, untermauern, substantiierenGerman
  • τεκμηριώνωGreek
  • justifierFrench
  • सिद्ध करनाHindi
  • 立証しますJapanese
  • ยืนยันThai
  • tahakkuk etmek, tasdik etmek, gerçekleştirmek, gerçekleşmek, doğrulamakTurkish

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