Falsify

  • 1 Falsify — 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. [1913 Webster] The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 falsify — fal·si·fy / fȯl si ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing: 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 f …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 falsify — mid 15c., to prove false, from M.Fr. falsifier (15c.), from L.L. falsificare (see FALSIFY (Cf. falsify)). Meaning to make false is from c.1500. Earlier verb was simply falsen (c.1200). Related: Falsified; falsifying …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Falsify — Fal si*fy, v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth. [1913 Webster] It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify. [1913 Webster] South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 falsify — fal‧si‧fy [ˈfɔːlsfaɪ ǁ ˈfɒːl ] verb falsified PTandPP [transitive] LAW ACCOUNTING to change figures, records etc so that they contain false information: • The financial director was charged with falsifying the company s acc …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 falsify — [fôl′sə fī΄] n. falsified, falsifying [ME falsifien < OFr falsifier < ML falsificare < L falsificus, that acts falsely < falsus, FALSE + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make false; specif., a) to give an untrue or misleading account of;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 falsify — *misrepresent, belie, garble Analogous words: *change, alter, modify, vary: distort, contort, warp (see DEFORM): pervert, corrupt (see DEBASE): contradict, contravene, traverse, *deny …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 falsify — [v] alter, misrepresent adulterate, belie, change, color, con, contort, contradict, contravene, cook, counterfeit, deacon, deceive, deny, distort, doctor, dress up*, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, fake, fake it, fib, forge, fourflush*, frame… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 falsify — ► VERB (falsifies, falsified) 1) alter (information or evidence) so as to mislead. 2) prove (a statement or theory) to be false. DERIVATIVES falsifiable adjective falsification noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 falsify — fal•si•fy [[t]ˈfɔl sə faɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income tax reports[/ex] 2) to fashion or alter fraudulently: to falsify a signature[/ex] 3) to represent falsely: to falsify one s… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 falsify — falsifiable, adj. falsifiability, n. falsification /fawl seuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. falsifier, n. /fawl seuh fuy/, v., falsified, falsifying. v.t. 1. to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income tax reports. 2. to alter… …

    Universalium

  • 12 falsify — UK [ˈfɔːlsɪfaɪ] / US [ˈfɔlsɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms falsify : present tense I/you/we/they falsify he/she/it falsifies present participle falsifying past tense falsified past participle falsified to change something deliberately in… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 falsify — To counterfeit or forge; to make something false; to give a false appearance to anything. To make false by mutilation, alteration, or addition; to tamper with, as to falsify a record or document. The word falsify may be used to convey two… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 falsify — fal|si|fy [ˈfo:lsıfaı US ˈfo:l ] v past tense and past participle falsified present participle falsifying third person singular falsifies [T] to change figures, records etc so that they contain false information ▪ The file was altered to falsify… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 falsify — [c]/ˈfɔlsəfaɪ / (say fawlsuhfuy) verb (falsified, falsifying) –verb (t) 1. to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive. 2. to alter fraudulently. 3. to represent falsely; misrepresent. 4. to show or prove to be false; disprove. –verb… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 falsify — verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English falsifien, from Middle French falsifier, from Medieval Latin falsificare, from Latin falsus Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to prove or declare false ; disprove 2. to make false: as a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 falsify — verb /ˈfɒlsɪfaɪ/ a) To alter so as to be false; to make incorrect. b) To misrepresent. See Also: false, falsehood, falseness, falsity …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 falsify — Synonyms and related words: alter, be untruthful, belie, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, change, cheat, color, contort, contradict, contravene, cook, deceive, deny, disguise, distort, doctor, draw the longbow, dress up, embellish, embroider,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 falsify — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. distort, adulterate, counterfeit, misrepresent; see deceive , forge 1 , lie 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. forge, fake, distort, misrepresent, adulterate, doctor, alter, misstate, dissemble, stretch, embroider. III… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 falsify — fal|si|fy [ fɔlsı,faı ] verb transitive to change something deliberately in order to trick people ╾ fal|si|fi|ca|tion [ fɔlsıfı keıʃn ] noun count or uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English