I'm sure there must be a word for this! I'm looking for a synonym for 'reinforce/back up idea/concept'. Eg: "He looks like an Australian and his accent would seem to back that up/suggest likewise/reinforce that notion." Any ideas for a synonym? Thanks!

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    Have you tried looking for synonyms by googling etc.? What have you found already? There are plenty, including "support".
    – Drew
    May 26, 2014 at 16:17
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    reinforce, support, give credence to, add/provide more evidence for, ... It's a matter of metaphor. If you're using a construction theme, reinforce, provide grounding, shore up the foundation, ... If you're using a visual metaphor, makes it look more like, uncovers more evidence, ... Et cetera. May 26, 2014 at 16:49

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He looks like an Australian and his accent would seem to confirm that.

Though I'm not sure I know what an Australian "looks like", that's any different to countless other nationalities.

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