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Falsify   /fˈɔlsəfˌaɪ/   Listen
Falsify

verb
(past & past part. falsified; pres. part. falsifying)
1.
Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story.  Synonyms: distort, garble, warp.
2.
Tamper, with the purpose of deception.  Synonyms: cook, fake, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle.  "Cook the books" , "Falsify the data"
3.
Prove false.
4.
Falsify knowingly.
5.
Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.  Synonyms: alter, interpolate.



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"Falsify" Quotes from Famous Books



... peculiar temptations to which our girls are subjected, and though the safeguards usually thrown around maidenly youth and innocence are in some sections entirely withheld from colored girls, statistics compiled by men not inclined to falsify in favor of my race show that immorality among colored women is not so great as among women in some foreign countries who are ...
— Twentieth Century Negro Literature - Or, A Cyclopedia of Thought on the Vital Topics Relating - to the American Negro • Various

... line-of-battle ship and a frigate; according to James they were the 12-pounder frigate Alexandria, Captain Cathcart, and Spitfire, 16, Captain Ellis. James quotes from the logs of the two British ships, and it would seem that he is correct, as it would not be possible for him to falsify the logs so utterly. In case he is true, it was certainly carrying caution to an excessive degree for the commodore to retreat before getting some idea of what his antagonists really were. His mistaking them for so much heavier ships was a precisely ...
— The Naval War of 1812 • Theodore Roosevelt

... language is deceptive, and his apology, for meddling with the case, founded in falsehood. I make no such charge, and have no such belief. The Reviewer seems to have been led to place Cotton Mather in his own light—in fact, to falsify his language—on this point, by what is said of another Minister's having visited her, to whose flock she belonged, and whom she called, "Father." This was Increase Mather. We know he visited her; and it was as proper for him to do so, as ...
— Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather - A Reply • Charles W. Upham

... laid bare his whole soul to her. He loved Eleanor Bold, but Eleanor was not in his eyes so beautiful as herself. He would fain have Eleanor for his wife, but yet he had acknowledged that she was the less gifted of the two. The man had literally been unable to falsify his thoughts when questioned, and had been compelled to be true malgre lui, even when truth must ...
— Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope

... the large proprietors, whom they want to make pay the whole tax." The noble, the old seigneur, is the most taxed, and to such an extent that in many places his income does not suffice to pay his quota.—In the next place they make themselves out poor, and falsify or elude the prescriptions of the law. "In most of the municipalities, houses, tenements, and factories[3252] are estimated according to the value of the area they cover, and considered as land of the first class, which reduces the quota to almost nothing." And this fraud is not practiced in ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine



Words linked to "Falsify" :   garble, cook, turn, juggle, confute, chisel, redact, wangle, alter, change by reversal, belie, cheat, warp, disprove, falsity, reverse, correct, falsification, mutilate, mangle, fake, murder, edit, falsifier



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