Definition of fact-check in English:

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[with object]
Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts: I didn’t fact-check the assertions in the editorial reporters can’t be expected to fact-check every quotation
More example sentences
  • It's not the job of a paper to fact-check the utterance of every person quoted.
  • They would be asked to substantiate each claim, and there would be a jury of statisticians to fact-check whatever they said.
  • The folks there debunk and fact-check articles and speeches by prominent politicos and commentators from all corners of the political spectrum.


fact checker

Example sentences
  • Maybe you need a fact checker to check your work?
  • He's the new fact checker for the New York Times.
  • I like your publication but you could use a good fact checker.

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Syllabification: fact-check

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