Etymology
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circumstantiate (v.)

1650s, "to confirm by circumstances," from Latin circumstantia "surrounding condition" (see circumstance) + -ate (2). It was used earlier in a now-obsolete sense "place in particular circumstances" (1630s). Related: Circumstantiated; circumstantiating; circumstantiation.

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Definitions of circumstantiate

circumstantiate (v.)
give circumstantial evidence for;
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