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Substantiate

To establish the existence or truth of a particular fact through the use of competent evidence; to verify.

For example, an Eyewitness might be called by a party to a lawsuit to substantiate that party's testimony.

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In response to Imran's allegations of allotment of plots worth millions to Ahad Cheema by Shehbaz Sharif, the minister challenged the PTI chief to prove allotment of just one plot, and demanded him to apologise to the Punjab CM and the nation, in case of failure to substantiate his allegations.
In addition, testing will be completed at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle to substantiate the forecast of the high-speed performance of the aircraft.
"Our investigation confirmed two civilian deaths during the events which occurred on Monday, November 8, and we found no proof to substantiate the toll advanced by the polisario Front which said 36 civilians or more were killed," Peter Bouckeart, Human Rights Watch's emergencies director said in an interview published on Sunday by the Algerian newspaper "El Watan".
It challenged whether SoSM could substantiate claims that the wind farm was a threat to Whisky Glens and its wildlife, and that it would deter visitors from returning to the area and accommodation providers would suffer "a cash loss".
The significance of these gaps may determine an investigator's ability to substantiate the allegation under investigation.
From the outset of the enquiry Hasselbaink has refused to substantiate his claims even after the PL League sent officials to interview him.
In her Worth Noting column (July/August 2005) Karen Ann Gajewski writes, "Hundreds of species are reportedly on the brink of becoming the first primate extinctions in nearly a century." To substantiate this claim, she then states, "nearly one-quarter of 625 primate species are in peril." But one-quarter of 625 species doesn't constitute "hundreds," it constitutes only 156.25.
in which the former, an employee benefits software company, will introduce its debit card payment-processing system, which will electronically substantiate the over-the-counter flexible savings account (FSA) spending of Walgreens' customers.
This column is for inquiries submitted to DAV members and other interested persons attempting to locate persons to substantiate a claim for service-connected injuries.
Since those rules are elective and the taxpayer avoids having to substantiate actual expenses, Continental must take the bad with the good--the permitted deduction does not necessarily represent the actual expense.
I doubt that anyone can substantiate the estimate that scrapping the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would raise per capita incomes in sub-Saharan Africa by 13 per cent.
The Trader Media Group contacted the ASA to challenge whether eBay could substantiate the claim that a vehicle is sold every seven minutes.