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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·stan·ti·ate /səbˈstæn(t)ʃiˌet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·stan·ti·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Substantiated p. pr. & vb. n. Substantiating.]
 1. To make to exist; to make real.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his
           story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the
           defendant" [syn: confirm, corroborate, sustain, support,
            affirm] [ant: negate]
      2: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil
         wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the
         feelings of the artist" [syn: incarnate, body forth, embody]
      3: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our
         ideas must be substantiated into actions" [syn: realize,
          realise, actualize, actualise]
      4: solidify, firm, or strengthen; "The president's trip will
         substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"