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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.


verb actualize, affirm, attest, bear out, bear witness, certify, circumstantiate, corroborate, demonstrate, embody, establish by proof, evidence, make good, materialize, objectify, prove, ratify, realize, reify, substantialize, support, uphold, verify, vindicate
Associated concepts: substantiate a claim, substantiate charges
See also: adduce, attest, bear, cite, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, document, establish, maintain, probate, prove, quote, realize, seal, show, state, support, sustain, uphold, validate, verify, witness
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According to the provision, a donor that fails to substantiate a charitable contribution of property, as required by the IRS, is denied a charitable deduction.
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We believe that this order from the PFPA substantiates the applicability of our technology to meet the requirements for document verification of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12).
According to the ruling, the agent's written acknowledgment substantiates the gift and explains when a vehicle may be valued using an established pricing guide.
The NAD decision further substantiates that Xponent has no equal in the prescriber-database market.
Metavante Healthcare Payments technology electronically substantiates FSA-eligible purchases made at any of Longs Drugs' 477 retail stores across California, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, eliminating the need for FSA-participants shopping at Longs to make out-of-pocket payments or submit paper receipts for reimbursements.
274 disallows a deduction for travel expenses (including airfare), unless the taxpayer substantiates the expense by adequate records or other sufficient evidence.
The study substantiates that MeadWestvaco's Coated Natural Kraft(R) (CNK) folding cartonboard can help frozen food manufacturers reduce Unsaleables (damaged, crushed or destroyed merchandise due to mishandling) by 44 percent.
Through this process we have gained a focus on the importance of testing and we remain committed to a vigorous testing program that substantiates all claims.
Generally, no deduction is allowed for any charitable contribution of $250 or more unless the taxpayer substantiates the contribution with a contemporaneous written acknowledgment of the contribution from the donee organization.
The safety results from the 72 patient Phase II clinical trial of Phenserine in mild to moderate AD patients substantiates that the drug is safe and well tolerated.