Falsify

Definition of Falsify

Fal´si`fy
v. t.1.To make false; to represent falsely.
[imp. & p. p. Falsified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Falsifying.]
The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as they list, to please or displease any man.
- Spenser.
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 baffle and falsify the prediction.
- Addison.
4.To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word.
5.To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow.
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.
8.To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.
v. i.1.To tell lies; to violate the truth.
It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify.

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