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substantiated

verb , past tense of substantiate

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1 to gain full recognition or acceptance of
  • substantiated his claim to local mountaineering fame with a photo of himself on the summit of Mount McKinley
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2 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of
  • Mr. MacGregor couldn't substantiate that it was Peter, and not some other rabbit, in the cabbage patch
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3 to represent in visible form
  • the artist's intense feelings are substantiated by his paintings' bold colors and broad brush strokes
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4 to show the existence or truth of by evidence
  • substantiate the need for a tuition increase with some concrete figures
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5 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea)
  • Darwin spent the rest of his life gathering evidence to substantiate his theory of the origin of species
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