bear out collocations and examples


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show that an idea or claim is true


Nouns frequently used as the object of bear out
claim, conclusion, statement, theory, viewIn the 1980s his theory was borne out by Nobel Prize winning work on fruit flies.
Nouns frequently used as the subject of bear out
evidence, findings, research, statisticsA genetic link does seem to be borne out by statistics.

Usage note

Bear out is very often passive in this meaning.

 
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