- to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports.
- to alter fraudulently.
- to represent falsely: He falsified the history of his family to conceal his humble origins.
- to show or prove to be false; disprove: to falsify a theory.
- to make false statements.
Origin of falsify
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Examples from the Web for falsified
What to make of all these ultimatums, those rescinded or falsified and those left on the table?The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea
March 4, 2014
Two-plus years ago, Taranto and I had an exchange over Andrew Breitbart's promotion of a falsified video.James Taranto, Heckler?
January 31, 2013
The 17th floor not only produced the falsified statements, they did the accounting for our office on 19.Madoff Employee Breaks Silence
March 19, 2009
They know—you compel me to be blunt—that the accounts have been falsified.Captain Blood
It can be falsified, it can be effaced, it can be even doubted.Tales Of Hearsay
The sides then are unequal; and as a consequence the result of the struggle is falsified.Evolution in Modern Thought
His labours were of no avail; his prophecies were falsified.Art in England
If lies were necessary, they would lie; where falsification was wanted, they falsified.Tristram of Blent
- to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
- to prove false; disprove
Word Origin and History for falsified
mid-15c., "to prove false," from Middle French falsifier (15c.), from Late Latin falsificare (see falsify). Meaning "to make false" is from c.1500. Earlier verb was simply falsen (c.1200). Related: Falsified; falsifying.