from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To support with proof or evidence; verify: substantiate an accusation. See Synonyms at confirm.
- transitive v. To give material form to; embody.
- transitive v. To make firm or solid.
- transitive v. To give substance to; make real or actual.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
- v. to give material form or substance to something; to embody
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make to exist; to make real.
- transitive v. To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make to exist; make real or actual.
- To establish by proof or competent evidence; verify; make good: as, to substantiate a charge or an allegation; to substantiate a declaration.
- To present as having substance; body forth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. represent in bodily form
- v. solidify, firm, or strengthen
- v. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
- v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
New Latin substantiāre, substantiāt-, from Latin substantia, substance; see substance.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)