bear out


bear out
verb
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (Freq. 3)
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The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

Syn: ↑corroborate, ↑underpin, ↑support
Derivationally related forms: ↑support (for: ↑support), ↑corroborative (for: ↑corroborate), ↑corroboratory (for: ↑corroborate), ↑corroboration (for: ↑corroborate)
Hypernyms:
match, ↑fit, ↑correspond, ↑check, ↑jibe, ↑gibe, ↑tally, ↑agree
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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[verb]
support, confirm, corroborate, endorse, justify, prove, substantiate, uphold, vindicate

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transitive verb
Etymology: bear (IV)

recent discoveries that have borne out his theory

history will bear his prediction out

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bear out
To corroborate
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Main Entry:bear

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ˌbear ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bear out he/she/it bears out present participle bearing out past tense bore out past participle borne out] phrasal verb
to show that something is true or that someone is telling the truth

Scientific evidence bears out the claim that stress and disease are linked.

I always said – and Rick will bear me out – that this wouldn’t work.

Thesaurus: to show or agree that something is truesynonym
Main entry: bear

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bear out [phrasal verb]
bear out (something or someone) or bear (something or someone) out : to show the correctness of (something or someone)

The facts bore out [=confirmed] her story. [=the facts showed that her story was true]

Research has fully borne him out. [=has shown that he was completely correct]

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Main Entry:bear

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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