bear out
transitive verb Date: 15th century confirm, substantiate <
a theory born out by data
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bear out — (something) 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bear out — ► bear out support or confirm. Main Entry: ↑bear …   English terms dictionary

  • bear out — index attest, certify (attest), corroborate, document, evidence, justify, substantiate, support ( …   Law dictionary

  • bear out — [v] substantiate authenticate, confirm, corroborate, endorse, justify, prove, substantiate, support, uphold, validate, verify, vindicate; concepts 50,88,97 …   New thesaurus

  • bear out — verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (Freq. 3) The stories and claims were born out by the evidence • Syn: ↑corroborate, ↑underpin, ↑support • Derivationally related forms: ↑support ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bear out : 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 to show that something is true or that someone is telling the… …   English dictionary

  • bear out — {v.} To show to be right; prove; support. * /Modern findings do not bear out the old belief that the earth is flat./ * /Seward s faith in his purchase of Alaska was borne out, even though it was once called Seward s Folly. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear out — {v.} To show to be right; prove; support. * /Modern findings do not bear out the old belief that the earth is flat./ * /Seward s faith in his purchase of Alaska was borne out, even though it was once called Seward s Folly. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear\ out — v To show to be right; prove; support. Modern findings do not bear out the old belief that the earth is flat. Seward s faith in his purchase of Alaska was borne out, even though it was once called Seward s Folly …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bear out — verb To corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for. It was a promising idea, but the evidence did not bear out their theory …   Wiktionary

  • bear out — Synonyms and related words: affirm, afford support, attest, authenticate, back, back up, bear, bear up, bolster, bolster up, buttress, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, corroborate, crutch, document, finance, fortify, fund, give support, hold up …   Moby Thesaurus

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