bear out (third-person singular simple present bears out, present participle bearing out, simple past bore out, past participle borne out)
- (transitive) To corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.
- It was a promising idea, but the evidence did not bear out their theory.
- To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last.
- Company only can bear a man out in an ill thing.