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fal·si·fy

 (fôl′sə-fī′)
v. fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing, fal·si·fies
v.tr.
1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
2.
a. To make false by altering or adding to: falsify testimony.
b. To counterfeit; forge: falsify a visa.
3. To declare or prove to be false.
v.intr.
To make untrue statements; lie.

[Middle English falsifien, from Old French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre : Latin falsus, false; see false + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

fal′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
fal′si·fi′er n.

falsify

(ˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
2. to prove false; disprove
[C15: from Old French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre, from Latin falsus false + facere to make]
ˈfalsiˌfiable adj
falsification n
ˈfalsiˌfier n

fal•si•fy

(ˈfɔl sə faɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports.
2. to fashion or alter fraudulently: to falsify a signature.
3. to represent falsely: to falsify one's family history.
4. to show or prove to be false; disprove; confute.
v.i.
5. to make false statements.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French falsifier < Late Latin falsificāre]
fal′si•fi`a•ble, adj.
fal•si•fi•ca•tion (ˈfɔl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən) n.
fal′si•fi`er, n.
syn: See misrepresent.

falsify


Past participle: falsified
Gerund: falsifying

Imperative
falsify
falsify
Present
I falsify
you falsify
he/she/it falsifies
we falsify
you falsify
they falsify
Preterite
I falsified
you falsified
he/she/it falsified
we falsified
you falsified
they falsified
Present Continuous
I am falsifying
you are falsifying
he/she/it is falsifying
we are falsifying
you are falsifying
they are falsifying
Present Perfect
I have falsified
you have falsified
he/she/it has falsified
we have falsified
you have falsified
they have falsified
Past Continuous
I was falsifying
you were falsifying
he/she/it was falsifying
we were falsifying
you were falsifying
they were falsifying
Past Perfect
I had falsified
you had falsified
he/she/it had falsified
we had falsified
you had falsified
they had falsified
Future
I will falsify
you will falsify
he/she/it will falsify
we will falsify
you will falsify
they will falsify
Future Perfect
I will have falsified
you will have falsified
he/she/it will have falsified
we will have falsified
you will have falsified
they will have falsified
Future Continuous
I will be falsifying
you will be falsifying
he/she/it will be falsifying
we will be falsifying
you will be falsifying
they will be falsifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been falsifying
you have been falsifying
he/she/it has been falsifying
we have been falsifying
you have been falsifying
they have been falsifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been falsifying
you will have been falsifying
he/she/it will have been falsifying
we will have been falsifying
you will have been falsifying
they will have been falsifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been falsifying
you had been falsifying
he/she/it had been falsifying
we had been falsifying
you had been falsifying
they had been falsifying
Conditional
I would falsify
you would falsify
he/she/it would falsify
we would falsify
you would falsify
they would falsify
Past Conditional
I would have falsified
you would have falsified
he/she/it would have falsified
we would have falsified
you would have falsified
they would have falsified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.falsify - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
murder, mutilate, mangle - alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
misrepresent, belie - represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
2.falsify - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
juggle - manipulate by or as if by moving around components; "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"
3.falsify - prove false; "Falsify a claim"
confute, disprove - prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
4.falsify - falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records"
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
correct, right, rectify - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
5.falsify - insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
edit, redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

falsify

verb alter, forge, fake, tamper with, doctor, cook (slang), distort, pervert, belie, counterfeit, misrepresent, garble, misstate The charges against him include fraud, bribery, and falsifying business records.

falsify

verb
1. To make untrue declarations:
Law: perjure.
2. To impart a false character to (something) by alteration:
3. To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly:
Idiom: give a false coloring to.
4. To make a fraudulent copy of:
Translations
يُزَيِّف
padělat
forfalske
osoittaavääräväärentää
falsa
falsificaretaroccare
çarpıtmakdeğiştirmek

falsify

[ˈfɔːlsɪfaɪ] VT [+ document] → falsificar; [+ evidence] → falsificar, falsear; [+ accounts, figures] → falsear

falsify

[ˈfɔːlsɪfaɪ] vt [+ records, documents, information, data] → falsifier; [+ accounts] → falsifier, maquiller

falsify

vt
records, evidence, historyfälschen; reportentstellen; results, testsverfälschen
(= disprove)widerlegen, falsifizieren (spec)

falsify

[ˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪ] vtfalsificare; (figures) → alterare

false

(foːls) adjective
1. not true; not correct. He made a false statement to the police.
2. not genuine; intended to deceive. She has a false passport.
3. artificial. false teeth.
4. not loyal. false friends.
ˈfalsehood noun
(the telling of) a lie. She is incapable of (uttering a) falsehood.
ˈfalsify (-fӕi) verb
to make false. He falsified the accounts.
ˌfalsifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈfalsity noun
false alarm
a warning of something which in fact does not happen.
false start
in a race, a start which is declared not valid and therefore has to be repeated.
References in classic literature ?
The very accident against which it had been the captain's chief anxiety to guard -- the accident which had just taken place in spite of him -- was, of all the events that could have happened, the one event which falsified every previous calculation, by directly forwarding the main purpose of the conspiracy
To his inexpressible surprise, results falsified all his calculations.
Miserrimus Dexter completely falsified the lawyer's prediction.
Grose concurred so heartily that I somehow took her manner as a kind of comforting pledge--never falsified, thank heaven
the crew singing for joy, that so promising an event should so soon have falsified the evil portents preceding it.
Had that event not occurred these hints would have been forgotten, as we have forgotten the thousands and millions of hints and expectations to the contrary which were current then but have now been forgotten because the event falsified them.
Reuter might as well have spared herself the trouble of giving that intimation about the weather (by-the-by her prediction was falsified by the event--it did not rain that evening).
How Dusarian emissaries had found employment in important posts in the foreign offices of the three great nations, and how, through these men, messages from one jeddak to another were altered and garbled until the patience and pride of the three rulers and former friends could no longer endure the humiliations and insults contained in these falsified papers--not any of this he knew.
Strange to say, the whimsical little brute falsified my expectations by jumping into my lap and poking its sharp muzzle familiarly into my hand the moment I sat down.
There was a tremendous scandal, of course; it was found that the city records had been falsified and other crimes committed, and some of Chicago's big capitalists got into jail--figuratively speaking.
I need say nothing here, on the first head, because nothing can show better than my history whether that prediction was verified or falsified by the result.
396 million in tax credits to a bus company that allegedly submitted falsified documents.