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>
Origin and Etymology of falsify
Middle English falsifien, from Medieval 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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