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Meaning of FALSIFY

Pronunciation:  'folsufI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  2. [v]  falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records"
  3. [v]  prove false; "Falsify a claim"
  4. [v]  make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
  5. [v]  fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

FALSIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: alter, cook, distort, fake, fudge, garble, interpolate, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle, warp
 Antonyms: correct, rectify, right
 See Also: belie, change by reversal, cheat, chisel, confute, cook up, disprove, edit, fabricate, invent, juggle, make up, mangle, manufacture, misrepresent, murder, mutilate, redact, reverse, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fal"si*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Falsified}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Falsifying}.] [L. falsus false + -ly: cf. F.
    falsifier. See {False}, a.]
    1. To make false; to represent falsely.
             The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything
             as they list, to please or displease any man.
    2. To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.
    3. To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to
       disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.
             By how much better than my word I am, By so much
             shall I falsify men's hope.           --Shak.
             Jews and Pagans united all their endeavors, under
             Julian the apostate, to baffie and falsify the
             prediction.                           --Addison.
    4. To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's
       faith or word. --Sir P. Sidney.
    5. To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow. --Butler.
    6. (Law) To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.
    7. (Equity) To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge
       inserted in an account) to be wrong. --Story. Daniell.
    8. To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with;
       as, to falsify a record or document.
  2. \Fal"si*fy\, v. i.
    To tell lies; to violate the truth.
          It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and
Thesaurus Terms
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