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VERB (5)

1. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story;
[syn: falsify, distort, garble, warp]

2. tamper, with the purpose of deception;
- Example: "Fudge the figures"
- Example: "cook the books"
- Example: "falsify the data"
[syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]

3. prove false;
- Example: "Falsify a claim"

4. falsify knowingly;
- Example: "She falsified the records"

5. insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby;
[syn: interpolate, alter, falsify]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Falsify \Fal"si*fy\, v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth. [1913 Webster] It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify. [1913 Webster] South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Falsify \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. [1913 Webster] The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as they list, to please or displease any man. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin. [1913 Webster] 3. To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false. [1913 Webster] By how much better than my word I am, By so much shall I falsify men's hope. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Jews and Pagans united all their endeavors, under Julian the apostate, to baffle and falsify the prediction. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 5. To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow. --Butler. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 7. (Equity) To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong. --Story. Daniell. [1913 Webster] 8. To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

falsify v 1: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story [syn: falsify, distort, garble, warp] 2: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent] 3: prove false; "Falsify a claim" 4: falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records" [ant: correct, rectify, right] 5: insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby [syn: interpolate, alter, falsify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "falsify": alter, be untruthful, belie, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, change, cheat, color, contort, contradict, contravene, cook, deceive, deny, disguise, distort, doctor, draw the longbow, dress up, embellish, embroider, equivocate, evade, exaggerate, fake, fib, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, lie, lie flatly, mask, miscite, miscolor, mislead, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, overdraw, overstate, palter, parody, pervert, prevaricate, shift, shift about, slant, speak falsely, story, strain, stretch the truth, tell a lie, titivate, traverse, travesty, trick out, trump up, twist, understate, varnish, warp, whitewash, wrench