circumstantiate

verb

cir·​cum·​stan·​ti·​ate ˌsər-kəm-ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce circumstantiate (audio)
circumstantiated; circumstantiating

transitive verb

: to supply with circumstantial evidence or support

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circumstantiate was circa 1652

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“Circumstantiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumstantiate. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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