Substantiate vs Ascertain - What's the difference?

substantiate | ascertain |


As verbs the difference between substantiate and ascertain

is that substantiate is to verify something by supplying evidence; to authenticate or corroborate while ascertain is to find out definitely; to discover or establish.

substantiate

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • to verify something by supplying evidence; to authenticate or corroborate
  • to give material form or substance to something; to embody; to record in documents
  • References

    ascertain

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
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    As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.

    Synonyms

    * determine * discover * establish * find out * learn * work out

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