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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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