circumstantiate

verb
cir·​cum·​stan·​ti·​ate | \ˌsər-kᵊm-ˈstan(t)-shē-ˌāt \
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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