bear out

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bear out

To support or prove a claim or idea. If you didn't do anything wrong, then the investigation will bear out your innocence. The beautiful homes and vibrant gardens bear testimony to the rebirth of this neighborhood.
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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

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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