bear out


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bear something out

[for facts or evidence] to support or confirm a story or explanation. The facts don't bear this out. Her story bears out exactly what you said.
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bear out something

also bear something out
to support the truth of something Every opinion poll taken bears out our belief that a different jury would have reached a different verdict.
Usage notes: often used in the form borne out by: Her theories were not borne out by the research I did.
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bear out

Back up or confirm, as in The results bear out what he predicted, or His story bears me out exactly. [Late 1400s]
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bear out

v.
To be evidence that something is true or that what someone says is true; support something or someone: The test results bear out our claims. I told them my side of the story and the evidence bore me out.
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