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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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