Word of the Day #43: Substantiate

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Substantiate [suhb-stan-shee-eyt]: to supply evidence for; to confirm

1-) DNA evidence substantiated the prosecutor’s claim that the suspect was at the scene of the crime.

2-) It’s one thing to make a claim or state an opinion. It’s another thing to substantiate it with evidence.

3-) Innocent until proven guilty means that all allegations must be substantiated before a criminal penalty is levied.

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