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 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.


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  • 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

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