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Meaning of CIRCUMSTANTIATE

Pronunciation:  `surkum'stanshee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  give circumstantial evidence for
 

CIRCUMSTANTIATE is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: corroborate, validate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*stan"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Circumstantiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumstantiating}.]
[See {Circumstantiating} (?).]
1. To place in particular circumstances; to invest with
   particular accidents or adjuncts. [R.]

         If the act were otherwise circumstantiated, it might
         will that freely which now it wills reluctantly.
                                               --Bramhall.

2. To prove or confirm by circumstances; to enter into
   details concerning.

         Neither will time permint to circumstantiate these
         particulars, which I have only touched in the
         general.                              --State Trials
                                               (1661).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adduce, affirm, anatomize, atomize, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear out, bolster, buttress, certify, cite, confirm, corroborate, descend to particulars, detail, document, enter into detail, fortify, give full particulars, instance, itemize, particularize, probate, prove, ratify, reinforce, specify, spell out, strengthen, substantiate, support, sustain, undergird, uphold, validate, verify, warrant
 

 

 

 

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