- 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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Historical Examples of falsifiers
The life of Brutus offered good materials for the falsifiers of history, who worked with them after rhetorical fashion.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
On the other hand, they are great usurers and falsifiers of weights and measures, and merchandise, and coin; and liars and cheats.A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar
All the loathsome diseases were gathered into this moat to afflict the forgers and falsifiers.National Epics
Kate Milner Rabb
- 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
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.