Definitions for falsifyˈfɔl sə faɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fal•si•fy*ˈfɔl sə faɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive:

    to falsify income-tax reports.

  2. to fashion or alter fraudulently:

    to falsify a signature.

  3. to represent falsely:

    to falsify one's family history.

  4. to show or prove to be false; disprove; confute.

  5. (v.i.)to make false statements.

* Syn: See misrepresent.

Origin of falsify:

1400–50; late ME < MF falsifier < LL falsificāre]


Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)

    make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

  2. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent(verb)

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

  3. falsify(verb)

    prove false

    "Falsify a claim"

  4. falsify(verb)

    falsify knowingly

    "She falsified the records"

  5. interpolate, alter, falsify(verb)

    insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby


  1. falsify(Verb)

    To alter so as to be false; to make incorrect.

  2. falsify(Verb)

    To misrepresent.

  3. falsify(Verb)

    To prove to be false.

  4. Origin: From falsifier, from falsificare, present active infinitive of falsifico, from falsificus, from falsus, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falsify(adj)

    to make false; to represent falsely

  2. Falsify(adj)

    to counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin

  3. Falsify(adj)

    to prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false

  4. Falsify(adj)

    to violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word

  5. Falsify(adj)

    to baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow

  6. Falsify(adj)

    to avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment

  7. Falsify(adj)

    to show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong

  8. Falsify(adj)

    to make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document

  9. Falsify(verb)

    to tell lies; to violate the truth

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to make false

He falsified the accounts.

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