falsify


falsify
falsify VERB (falsifies, falsified) 1) alter (information or evidence) so as to mislead. 2) prove (a statement or theory) to be false.
DERIVATIVES falsifiable adjective falsification noun.

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  • Falsify — Fal si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Falsified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Falsifying}.] [L. falsus false + ly: cf. F. falsifier. See {False}, a.] 1. To make false; to represent falsely. [1913 Webster] The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falsify — fal·si·fy / fȯl si ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing: to make false: as a: to make (as a document) false by mutilation, alteration, or addition the motel clerk had falsified the records M. A. Kelly b: to report (as information) falsely the informant f …   Law dictionary

  • falsify — mid 15c., to prove false, from M.Fr. falsifier (15c.), from L.L. falsificare (see FALSIFY (Cf. falsify)). Meaning to make false is from c.1500. Earlier verb was simply falsen (c.1200). Related: Falsified; falsifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • Falsify — Fal si*fy, v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth. [1913 Webster] It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify. [1913 Webster] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falsify — fal‧si‧fy [ˈfɔːlsfaɪ ǁ ˈfɒːl ] verb falsified PTandPP [transitive] LAW ACCOUNTING to change figures, records etc so that they contain false information: • The financial director was charged with falsifying the company s acc …   Financial and business terms

  • falsify — [fôl′sə fī΄] n. falsified, falsifying [ME falsifien < OFr falsifier < ML falsificare < L falsificus, that acts falsely < falsus, FALSE + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make false; specif., a) to give an untrue or misleading account of;… …   English World dictionary

  • falsify — *misrepresent, belie, garble Analogous words: *change, alter, modify, vary: distort, contort, warp (see DEFORM): pervert, corrupt (see DEBASE): contradict, contravene, traverse, *deny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • falsify — [v] alter, misrepresent adulterate, belie, change, color, con, contort, contradict, contravene, cook, counterfeit, deacon, deceive, deny, distort, doctor, dress up*, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, fake, fake it, fib, forge, fourflush*, frame… …   New thesaurus

  • falsify — fal•si•fy [[t]ˈfɔl sə faɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income tax reports[/ex] 2) to fashion or alter fraudulently: to falsify a signature[/ex] 3) to represent falsely: to falsify one s… …   From formal English to slang

  • falsify — falsifiable, adj. falsifiability, n. falsification /fawl seuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. falsifier, n. /fawl seuh fuy/, v., falsified, falsifying. v.t. 1. to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income tax reports. 2. to alter… …   Universalium


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