Etymology
Advertisement

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.

updated on December 11, 2017

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of circumstantiate from WordNet

circumstantiate (v.)
give circumstantial evidence for;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.