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substantiating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

serving to give support to the truth or factualness of something
  • without some substantiating evidence, such as a stub from a bus ticket, who's going to believe your alibi?

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substantiating

verb
present participle of substantiate

Synonyms & Antonyms of substantiating (Entry 2 of 2)

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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  • disembodying
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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“Substantiating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/substantiating. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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