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trust, but verify

It is acceptable to trust someone or something, as long as their or its trustworthiness or veracity is confirmed. The phrase comes from a Russian proverb and was popularized by US President Ronald Reagan. A: "I want to believe her, and I don't want to offend her, but ultimately I'm skeptical." B: "Trust, but verify. Make a phone call to confirm what she's saying is true."
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verify (something) with (someone or something)

To check with someone, some group, or some establishment that something is accurate or correct. I'll have to verify that with the boss before I can sign off on it. We've been trying to verify the information with the State Department.
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verify something with someone

to check with someone to make sure that something is the truth. I will have to verify your story with the storekeeper. I verified your story with the other witness.
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