Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb substantiate

4 senses of substantiate

Sense 1
confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 2
incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate -- (represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate -- (make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
substantiate -- (solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country")
       => strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")

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