Definitions for: Falsify

[v] insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
[v] falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records"
[v] prove false; "Falsify a claim"
[v] make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
[v] fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fal"si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Falsified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Falsifying.] [L. falsus false + -ly: cf. F.
falsifier. See False, a.]
1. To make false; to represent falsely.

The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything
as they list, to please or displease any man.

2. To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.

3. To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to
disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.

By how much better than my word I am, By so much
shall I falsify men's hope. --Shak.

Jews and Pagans united all their endeavors, under
Julian the apostate, to baffie and falsify the
prediction. --Addison.

4. To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's
faith or word. --Sir P. Sidney.

5. To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow. --Butler.

6. (Law) To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.

7. (Equity) To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge
inserted in an account) to be wrong. --Story. Daniell.

8. To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with;
as, to falsify a record or document.

Fal"si*fy, v. i.
To tell lies; to violate the truth.

It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and


Synonyms: alter, cook, distort, fake, fudge, garble, interpolate, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle, warp

Antonyms: correct, rectify, right

See Also: belie, change by reversal, cheat, chisel, confute, cook up, disprove, edit, fabricate, invent, juggle, make up, mangle, manufacture, misrepresent, murder, mutilate, redact, reverse, turn

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