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Someone wrote:

In this book Cooper proves with documents that the US and Europe had a big role in the overthrow of the Shah and the rise of this new regime.

As I searched by Google, I found no result for "prove with document".

What is the phrase in English?

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In legal terms, one would generally use the phrase documentary evidence to describe evidence in the form of documents. Using your example:

In this book Cooper provides documentary evidence that the US and Europe had a big role in the overthrow of the Shah and the rise of this new regime.

  • How about "In this book Cooper provides documents that prove that the US and Europe..."? – Ahmad Jan 4 '17 at 12:22
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I believe you want the simple expression

In this book Cooper documents how the US and Europe had a big role in the overthrow of the Shah and the rise of this new regime.

since the evidence is presented by Cooper.

  • Thanks, I look for an idiomatic phrase for "prove with document" like "prove through/based on documents"...as a type of proof which convey both "prove" and "document"... – Ahmad Jan 4 '17 at 21:09
  • "documented proof" it doesn't mean "paper" documents, it means "evidence", "documents" is the verb which is "to explain given the evidence" as in a "documentary" that one watches on TV. – Peter Jan 4 '17 at 21:21

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