[ fawl-suh-fahy ]
/ ˈfɔl sə faɪ /
verb (used with object), fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing.
to make false statements.
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Origin of falsify
SYNONYMS FOR falsify
1, 3 See misrepresent.
4 rebut, discredit, refute, confute, controvert.
OTHER WORDS FROM falsify
fal·si·fi·a·ble, adjectivefal·si·fi·a·bil·i·ty, nounfal·si·fi·ca·tion [fawl-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˈfɔl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounfal·si·fi·er, noun
non·fal·si·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·fal·si·fi·a·ble, adjectiveun·fal·si·fied, adjective
Words nearby falsify
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British Dictionary definitions for falsifiable
/ (ˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
to prove false; disprove
Derived forms of falsifyfalsifiable, adjectivefalsification (ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), nounfalsifier, noun
Word Origin for falsify
C15: from Old French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre, from Latin falsus false + facere to make
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