- 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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Related Words for falsificationfiction, falsehood, deception, evasion, myth, forgery, slander, distortion, tale, inaccuracy, perjury, deceit, misrepresentation, dishonesty, fabrication, disinformation, exaggeration, misstatement, untruth, falsification
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Contemporary Examples of falsification
They face charges of benefits fraud in addition to falsification of documents.Little Maria Put In Bulgarian Foster Care
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 4, 2013
And as with plagiariam, Ambrose's habit of falsification and the propensity to error was a repeat offense.David's Bookclub: Eisenhower in War and Peace
December 23, 2012
Historical Examples of falsification
Was this coincidence, or prevision, or what Mr. Dessoir calls the 'falsification of memory'?Storyology
Most of the cases that I heard turned on the adulteration and falsification of liquors.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
The falsification of texts has always been the subject of complaint.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
David Eugene Smith
If lies were necessary, they would lie; where falsification was wanted, they falsified.Tristram of Blent
He could not accuse her of the slightest deceit or falsification.The Tyranny of the Dark
- to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
- to prove false; disprove
Word Origin for falsify
1560s, from Late Latin falsificationem (nominative falsificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of falsificare (see falsify).
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.
- The deliberate act of misrepresentation so as to deceive.