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Definition of the verb falsify

What does falsify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: falsified

  1. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
  2. tamper, with the purpose of deception
  3. prove false
    • example: Falsify a claim
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: confute / disprove = prove to be false
  4. falsify knowingly
  5. insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of falsify: alter / interpolate
    • more generic words: edit / redact = prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

Alternative definition of the verb falsify


  1. [transitive] To alter so as to be false; to make incorrect.
  2. [transitive] To misrepresent.
  3. [transitive] To prove to be false.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for falsify

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Google previewA New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law (1874)

For the Use of Students, the Legal Profession, and the Public by Archibald Brown

FALSIFY. This word, as occurring in the phrase " with liberty to suroharge and falsify," means to impugn as falso or erroneous certain items or entries in an account. The Court of Chancery, where an account has been stated between parties, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

FALSIFY, in Law, is used for proving any thing to be false. Hence we find, FALSIFY lNG a record, for showing it to be erroneous. Thus lawyers teach, that a person purchasing land of another, who is afterwards outlawed of felony, &e. may ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Falsifiable is liable to be counterfeited : falsification, the act of counterfeiting or making any thing appear what it is not, as well as that of making the falsehood of any deceitful thing appear; confutation : to falsify is used also in these different ...

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Falsify Meaning

Video shows what falsify means. To alter so as to make false; to make incorrect.. To misrepresent.. To prove to be false.. Falsify Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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Quotes about falsify

Slumbering giant soon awakens
“Derivatives” be the reason why
He’ll wreak havoc on all Nations
Since an evil few did lie ‘n falsify

ROTMS (Ray Lucero)
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Scrabble value of F4A1L1S1I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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