Sub*stan"ti*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substantiated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Substantiating.]

1.

To make to exist; to make real.

Ayliffe.

2.

To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.

Observation is, in turn, wanted to direct and substantiate the course of experiment. Coleridge.

 

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