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English verb: substantiate

1. substantiate (cognition) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts


SamplesHis story confirmed my doubts.
The evidence supports the defendant.


Synonymsaffirm, confirm, corroborate, support, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)back, back up, demonstrate, document, establish, prove, shew, show, validate, verify, vouch


Antonymsnegate, contradict

2. substantiate (stative) represent in bodily form


SamplesHe embodies all that is evil wrong with the system.
The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist.


Synonymsbody forth, embody, incarnate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

3. substantiate (creation) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to


SamplesOur ideas must be substantiated into actions.


Synonymsactualise, actualize, realise, realize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)express, incarnate

4. substantiate (change) solidify, firm, or strengthen


SamplesThe president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen









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