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falsify

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verb, fal·si·fy \ˈfȯl-sə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of falsify

  • : to make (something) false : to change (something) in order to make people believe something that is not true

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of falsify

falsifiedfalsifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prove or declare false :  disprove

  3. 2 :  to make false: as a :  to make false by mutilation or addition <the accounts were falsified to conceal a theft> b :  to represent falsely :  misrepresent

  4. 3 :  to prove unsound by experience

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to tell lies :  lie

falsifiability play \ˌfȯl-sə-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
falsifiable play \-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective
falsification play \ˌfȯl-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
falsifier play \ˈfȯl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of falsify in a sentence

  1. He was caught falsifying financial accounts.

  2. <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

falsify

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verb fal·si·fy \ˈfȯl-sə-ˌfī\

Definition of falsify for Students

falsifiedfalsifying

  1. :  to change in order to deceive <They were caught falsifying their records.>




Law Dictionary

falsify

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transitive verb fal·si·fy \ˈfȯl-si-ˌfī\

Legal Definition of falsify

falsifiedfalsifying

  1. :  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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