circumstantiate

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

Definition of circumstantiate

transitive verb

: to supply with circumstantial evidence or support

First Known Use of circumstantiate

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Circumstantiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumstantiate. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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