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.
adj : supported or established by evidence or proof; "the
substantiated charges"; "a verified case" [syn: corroborated,