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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.falsifying - the act of determining that something is false
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
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