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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-suh-fahy]
    • /ˈfɔl sə faɪ/
    • /ˈfɒl.sɪ.faɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-suh-fahy]
    • /ˈfɔl sə faɪ/

Definitions of falsify word

  • verb with object falsify to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports. 1
  • verb with object falsify to alter fraudulently. 1
  • verb with object falsify to represent falsely: He falsified the history of his family to conceal his humble origins. 1
  • verb with object falsify to show or prove to be false; disprove: to falsify a theory. 1
  • verb without object falsify to make false statements. 1
  • noun falsify Alter (information or evidence) so as to mislead. 1

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Origin of falsify

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English falsifien < Middle French falsifier < Late Latin falsificāre. See false, -ify

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Parts of speech for Falsify


falsify popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

falsify usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falsify

verb falsify

  • contravene — To contravene a law or rule means to do something that is forbidden by the law or rule.
  • pervert — to affect with perversion.
  • contradict — If you contradict someone, you say that what they have just said is wrong, or suggest that it is wrong by saying something different.
  • misstate — to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.
  • distort — to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers.

Antonyms for falsify

verb falsify

  • straighten — make straight
  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • purify — to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals.
  • agree — If people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion.
  • approve — If you approve of an action, event, or suggestion, you like it or are pleased about it.

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