Definition of falsify
falsifiabilityplay \ˌfȯl-sə-ˌfī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
falsifiableplay \ˌfȯl-sə-ˈfī-ə-bəl\ adjective
falsificationplay \ˌfȯl-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
falsifierplay \ˈfȯl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun
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
Recent Examples of falsify from the Web
Putin alleged that some evidence pointing at Russian hackers’ participation in cyberattacks could have been falsified in an attempt to smear Russia.
Defense lawyers argued that the Soviets had falsified Mr. Demjanjuk’s identity card and other documents, but a judge found a clear trail of evidence showing his path from Soviet prisoner to Sobibor guard.
Authorities think the theft may date back to 2015 and say the school's financial records and ledgers also had been altered, manipulated or falsified, according to the L'Observateur.
Yaws is charged with one count of falsifying police reports.
Instead, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake put up signs calling them propaganda designed to falsify history and support racial intimidation.
A state investigation found that six employees failed to do regular bed checks and falsified departmental logs, three of those employees were fired, including Reginald Windham, WDRB.com reports.
The Weekly Standard also concluded the letter supposedly from attorney Marc E. Kasowitz was falsified, citing the difference between the signatures in the letter Breathed posted and one in a letter sent to The New York Times last year.
Antar obsessively argues that Overstock.com is falsifying its financial results and misleading investors.
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Origin and Etymology of falsify
Middle English falsifien, from Middle French falsifier, from Medieval Latin falsificare, from Latin falsus
First Known Use: 15th century
FALSIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of falsify for English Language Learners
: to make (something) false : to change (something) in order to make people believe something that is not true
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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