bear out


verb

(tr, adverb) to show to be true or truthful; confirmthe witness will bear me out

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Idioms and Phrases with bear out

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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