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To support or prove a claim or idea. If you didn't do anything wrong, then the investigation will bear out your innocence.
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.
bear out somethingalso 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.
Back up or confirm, as in The results bear out what he predicted, or His story bears me out exactly. [Late 1400s]
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.