Definition of Bear out

1. Verb. Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm. "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

Exact synonyms: Corroborate, Support, Underpin
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Derivative terms: Corroboration, Corroborative, Corroboratory, Support

Definition of Bear out

1. Verb. (transitive) To corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bear Out

bear down on
bear down upon
bear false witness
bear fruit
bear hug
bear hugs
bear in mind
bear in with
bear market
bear markets
bear oak
bear off
bear off from
bear on
bear out (current term)
bear paw
bear pit
bear pits
bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness

Literary usage of Bear out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Yule-tide Stories: A Collection of Scandinavian and North German Popular by Benjamin Thorpe (1853)
"THE FOX CHEATS THE bear out OF HIS CHRISTMAS PARE. A BEAB and a fox had once upon a time bought between them a tub of butter, which they intended to keep ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Johnson's studies on the sporocarp of both Marsilia and Pilularia bear out this, and a comparison with ..."

3. Poems by John Nelson M'Jilton (1840)
"bear out THE DEAD. BEAR out the dead! Stay! 'tis thy father's form that lies Now before thy streaming eyes; See round his head— How light is laid The wreath ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1889)
"... or a hypothesis if you will, by Spencer, and following it we have certain facts given by Balfour which may be said to bear out this law. ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1887)
"scarcely bear out these statements.1 An accepted authority, after a review of the decisions, lays down the following : 1. English Authorities. — Blower v. ..."

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