Synonyms of substantiating


1. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

usage: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

2. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate, be

usage: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

3. realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate, make, create

usage: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

4. substantiate, strengthen, beef up, fortify

usage: solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"


1. collateral, confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying, supportive (vs. unsupportive)

usage: serving to support or corroborate; "collateral evidence"

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