- 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 falsifies
To try to find some happy ending, in a way, falsifies, flees from the reality.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil
July 26, 2014
Brother Michael falsifies history as much as he does religion.The Religious Life of London
J. Ewing Ritchie
It substitutes a different self for the old, it falsifies systems of thought and deteriorates systems of life.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The tendency which falsifies judgement in this respect is that of idealisation.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego
Moreover, inaccurate as Hugo often is, it is never the inaccuracy that falsifies.La Lgende des Sicles
He is a fencer of language, that falsifies his blow and hits where he did not aim.
- 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 falsifies
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.