- to confirm the truth of (an assertion made in speech or writing), often as part of the research or editorial process.
- the action of confirming the truth of an assertion made in speech or writing: A fact-check of the senator’s speech revealed several misleading comments about his opponent.
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We reported on some those concerns in great detail in a fact-check of statement from U.S. Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.Ryan's Budget and Obamacare: His Own Facts
March 11, 2013