Simple Definition of falsify
: to make (something) false : to change (something) in order to make people believe something that is not true
Full Definition of falsify
Examples of falsify in a sentence
He was caught falsifying financial accounts.
<taking that statement completely out of context essentially falsifies it, whether that's your intention or not>
Origin of falsify
Middle English falsifien, from Middle French falsifier, from Medieval Latin falsificare, from Latin falsus
First Known Use: 15th century
FALSIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of falsify for Students
: to change in order to deceive <They were caught falsifying their records.>
Legal Definition of falsify
: 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 falsified his testimony>
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