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Bear out, when you swindle the company (7)


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'bear out' is the definition.

'swindle the company' is the wordplay.
'swindle' becomes 'con' (con is a kind of swindle).
'the company' becomes 'firm' (firm can mean a company or business).

'when you' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for confirm that I've seen before include "Strengthen" , "Ratify or verify" , "Establish the truth of" , "Philosophy of life" , "Provide support for the truth" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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