Originally Posted by Fat frogoholic101
Uh, yes, I want him to 'demonstrate or support the truth/confirm the truth' of what he is saying. Validate is entirely the correct word, thank you.
And, no, I don't want him to clear it up. I want him to validate what's he saying by giving his source (thus validating his claim). I know perfectly well what I want and how to say it. Don't tell me otherwise.
What in that sentence he said was there to be validated? He is essentially saying "I agree." You need him to source his opinion? Do you want him to source what he is agreeing with?