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substantiate

verb [T] uk   /səbˈstæn.ʃi.eɪt/ formal us  
to show something to be true, or to support a claim with facts: We have evidence to substantiate the allegations against him. Reports that children had been hurt have not been substantiated.
substantiation
noun [U] uk   /səbˌstæn.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
The company produced receipts in substantiation of (= to support) its claim.
Translations of “substantiate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 證明…屬實, 證實…
in Russian подкреплять доказательствами…
in Turkish doğrulamak, doğruluğunu kanıtlamak, ispat etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 证明…属实, 证实…
in Polish potwierdzać…
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