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From French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre, present active infinitive of falsificō (“make false, corrupt, counterfeit, falsify”), from Latin falsificus, from falsus (“false”), corresponding to false + -ify.
- (transitive) To alter so as to make false; to make incorrect.
- to falsify a record or document
- The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as they list, to please or displease any man.
- (transitive) To misrepresent.
- (transitive) To prove to be false.
- By how much better than my word I am, / By so much shall I falsify men's hope.
- Jews and Pagans united all their endeavors, under Julian the apostate, to baffle and falsify the prediction.
- (transitive) To counterfeit; to forge.
- to falsify coin
- (transitive, finance) To show, in accounting, (an item of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong.
- (transitive, obsolete) To baffle or escape.
- Samuel Butler
- For disputants (as swordsmen use to fence / With blunted foyles) engage with blunted sense; / And as th' are wont to falsify a blow, / Use nothing else to pass upon a foe […]
- Samuel Butler
- (transitive, obsolete) To violate; to break by falsehood.
- to falsify one's faith or word
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Philip Sidney to this entry?)
to alter so as to be false
to prove to be false
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