bear out

bore out; borne out also born out; bearing out; bears out

Definition of bear out

transitive verb

: confirm, substantiate a theory borne out by data

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Examples of bear out in a Sentence

the newly discovered papers bore out the rumors about the president's personal life

First Known Use of bear out

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bear out was in the 15th century

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“Bear out.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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not agreeing with established beliefs

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