bear out something

bear out something
bear out (something) to support the truth of something.

Every opinion poll taken bears out our belief that a different jury would have reached a different verdict.

Usage notes: often used in the form borne out by:

Her theories were not borne out by the research I did.


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  • bear out — (something) to support the truth of something. Every opinion poll taken bears out our belief that a different jury would have reached a different verdict. Usage notes: often used in the form borne out by: Her theories were not borne out by the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bear out — verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (Freq. 3) The stories and claims were born out by the evidence • Syn: ↑corroborate, ↑underpin, ↑support • Derivationally related forms: ↑support ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • bear out — PHRASAL VERB If someone or something bears a person out or bears out what that person is saying, they support what that person is saying. [V P n (not pron)] Recent studies have borne out claims that certain perfumes can bring about profound… …   English dictionary

  • bear — bear1 [ber] vt. BORE, borne (see 3), bearing, bore, born [ME beren < OE beran < IE base * bher , to carry, bring > L ferre, Gr pherein, Sans bharati, (he) bears] 1. a) to hold and take along; carry; transport b) to hold in the m …   English World dictionary

  • bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bear — I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] verb [transitive] Word forms bear : present tense I/you/we/they bear he/she/it bears present participle bearing past tense bore UK [bɔː(r)] / US [bɔr] past participle borne UK [bɔː(r)n] / US [bɔrn] *** 1) [usually in… …   English dictionary

  • bear — bear1 /bair/, v., bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bearing. v.t. 1. to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. 2. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. 3. to bring forth ( …   Universalium

  • bear — I [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] VERB USES ♦♦ bears, bearing, bore, borne (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you bear something somewhere, you carry it there or take it there.… …   English dictionary

  • bear on — verb 1. be relevant to (Freq. 2) There were lots of questions referring to her talk My remark pertained to your earlier comments • Syn: ↑refer, ↑pertain, ↑relate, ↑concern, ↑come to …   Useful english dictionary

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