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falsify (ˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪ Pronunciation for falsify



-fies, -fying, -fied (transitive)
  1. to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
  2. to prove false; disprove

Derived Forms

ˈfalsiˌfiable adjective
falsification (ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən Pronunciation for falsification  noun
ˈfalsiˌfier noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre, from Latin falsus false + facere to make

Translations for 'falsify'

  • British English: falsify If someone falsifies something, they change it or add untrue details to it in order to deceive people. VERBThe charges against him include fraud, bribery, and falsifying business records.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: falsificar
  • Chinese: 篡改
  • European Spanish: falsificar
  • French: falsifier
  • German: fälschen
  • Italian: falsificare
  • Japanese: 改ざんする
  • Korean: 위조하다
  • Portuguese: falsificar
  • Spanish: falsificar

Example Sentences Including 'falsify'

"This is certainly not scientific misconduct; there's no allegation anyone had any intent to falsify data.
canada.com (2004)
The landlord is charged with obstructing justice by trying to falsify smoke detector records.
canada.com (2005)
You learned enough to know that you could order a robot to do many things, even to falsify a book, if you went about it properly.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2
You see, the moment you try to verbalize these things you falsify them, that's the trouble.
Rice, Judith New Testaments
`We must prepare for the next time the authorities falsify an election," Mr Kobets said.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)


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