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.
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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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My viewpoint was born out of the grudge I carried for years after losing my job as a civilian intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency because of my sexual orientation.