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.
- fal·si·fi·a·ble [fawl-suh-fahy-uh-buhl] /ˌfɔl səˈfaɪ ə bəl/ adjective
- fal·si·fi·ca·tion [fawl-suh-fi-key-shuhn], /ˌfɔl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
- fal·si·fi·er, noun
- un·fal·si·fied, adjective
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How to use falsify in a sentence
This Court’s sentence should be designed, in part, to send a powerful message to the community that this type of conduct — falsifying information to hide facts from a court — will not be tolerated.U.S. seeks prison time for ex-FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering email in Russia probe | Spencer Hsu | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Eventually, he was able to prove that every police report — from the Kealohas’ initial 911 call to logs the assigned officers kept — had been falsified.A prosecutor and police chief were adored in their community. Then their scheme unraveled. | Kim Bellware | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Officers who cooperated with the government in the federal prosecution said they stole money and falsified evidence for years, with little fear of getting caught.Baltimore approves more than $10 million in new police settlements | Justin Fenton | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Apple said it didn’t find evidence of forced or underage labor but discovered the supplier falsified paperwork to hide violations.Apple suspended new business for one of its iPhone suppliers | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
In 2018, a quality-control inspector at the company pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with the case for his role in falsifying test data to show the concrete had passed inspection and for ordering others to do the same.Metro Silver Line contractor barred from seeking federal contracts for 3 years | Lori Aratani | November 4, 2020 | Washington Post
What to make of all these ultimatums, those rescinded or falsified and those left on the table?The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea | Jacob Siegel | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It therefore falsified every human relationship, every moment of consciousness.
Two-plus years ago, Taranto and I had an exchange over Andrew Breitbart's promotion of a falsified video.
Simmons even signed falsified immigration documents for Kim.Romney’s Shady Connections From Salt Lake Olympics Still Paying Off | Wayne Barrett | May 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The data are not necessarily falsified, but nor are they meaningful.
We may see by what happens in our own day how history is falsified at the very moment when events happen.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
His books are now mutilated and falsified; they are but fragments collected by others who have appeared since.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
There are compasses to be falsified, beacons to be extinguished, lanterns of lighthouses to be masked, stars to be hidden.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
His labours were of no avail; his prophecies were falsified.Art in England | Dutton Cook
If lies were necessary, they would lie; where falsification was wanted, they falsified.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for falsify
to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
to prove false; disprove
- falsifiable, adjective
- falsification (ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun
- falsifier, noun
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