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Other Falsify Definition

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

Antonyms

correct, rectify, right

Misc. Definitions

\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. --Spenser.
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. --Blackstone.
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.
\Fal"si*fy\, v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth. It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify. South.

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