Definition of bear something out in English:

bear something out

phrasal verb

  • Support or confirm something:

    ‘this assumption is not borne out by any evidence’
    • ‘Most crucially, Ella Mae's and Peaches's assessment of socially and morally retrogressive nature of black man-white woman relationships bears itself out in Jones's eventual choice of Madge over Alice.’
    • ‘In fact these assumptions are not borne out by the events that subsequently unfolded.’
    • ‘Public opinion polls bear out this growing tolerance.’
    • ‘I know that the Minister will bear these figures out and support me in this, because the growth in vehicle traffic grows greater than inflation every year.’
    • ‘Election problems in various states such as Ohio, Virginia, Texas, California, and Florida bear them out, justifying a growing unease with electronic voting.’
    • ‘But he also detects the familiar, steely resolve of a Chancellor who is convinced that they will be borne out.’
    • ‘But ultimately he decided to hire us, and it bore itself out well.’
    • ‘I had a different view in relation to Steve Martin and sadly I've been misled in terms of what he told me, but again that's human nature bearing itself out.’
    • ‘Their opposition to slavery is borne out in Richard Popkin's studies of eighteenth-century racism.’
    • ‘Reducing seal populations or eliminating them, contributes nothing to the recovery of fisheries, as the Canadian experience bears out.’
    • ‘I'm not sure that my observation bears this assumption out, but if it is true, some thought should be given to the condition of ethics in the United States.’
    • ‘Don Banks of Sports Illustrated.com wrote: ‘The old debate about the offense selling tickets but defense winning championships bore itself out fittingly Sunday.’’
    • ‘Disc One is subtitled ‘Song Cycle No.1 for Rural Michigan ’, and the implication is that its 10 songs, recorded from 1996 to 1999, were intended to form a unified body of work, a promise that actually bears itself out pretty well.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, as this article suggests and experience tends to bear out, the masses do judge certain subjects to be more important than others.’
    • ‘Everything in Seymour's professional experience would seem to bear out Miller's contention.’
    • ‘Several of these early assumptions were not borne out in the final programme.’
    • ‘Lai notes that the mathematical treatment was as realistic as possible, using the full so-called Navier-Stokes fluid mechanics equation, but he hopes that experimental confirmation will bear the scheme out.’
    • ‘I think this prediction really bore itself out.’
    • ‘We assume that statesmen think and act in terms of interest defined as power, and the evidence of history bears that assumption out.’
    • ‘Clearly, if what we've been reporting bears itself out with facts on the ground, Sistani, his prestige already high, becomes even that much higher and he really walks away with tremendous political clout, should he choose to wield it.’
    confirm, corroborate, substantiate, endorse, vindicate, give credence to, support, ratify, warrant, uphold, justify, prove, authenticate, verify
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