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FALSIFY (falsified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does falsify mean? 

FALSIFY (verb)
  The verb FALSIFY has 5 senses:

1. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
2. fake or falsify
3. prove false
4. falsify knowingly
5. insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

  Familiarity information: FALSIFY used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FALSIFY (verb)


Sense 1falsify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

warp; garble; falsify; distort

Hypernyms (to "falsify" is one way to...):

belie; misrepresent (represent falsely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "falsify"):

mangle; murder; mutilate (alter so as to make unrecognizable)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2falsify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fake or falsify

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

fudge; fake; falsify; misrepresent; wangle; manipulate; cook

Context examples:

Fudge the figures / cook the books / falsify the data

Hypernyms (to "falsify" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "falsify"):

juggle (manipulate by or as if by moving around components)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3falsify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prove false

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

Falsify a claim

Hypernyms (to "falsify" is one way to...):

confute; disprove (prove to be false)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4falsify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Falsify knowingly

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She falsified the records

Hypernyms (to "falsify" is one way to...):

change by reversal; reverse; turn (change to the contrary)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

correct (make right or correct)


Sense 5falsify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

interpolate; alter; falsify

Hypernyms (to "falsify" is one way to...):

edit; redact (prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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