fal·si·fy /'fȯl-si-ˌfī/ vt -fied, -fy·ing: to make false: as
a: to make (as a document) false by mutilation, alteration, or addition
the motel clerk had falsified the records — M. A. Kelly
b: to report (as information) falsely
the informant falsified his testimony

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb adulterate, alter, alter fraudulently, belie, camouflage, color, corrumpere, dissemble, distort, doctor, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, fabricate, fake, feign, garble, interpolare, lie, make false statements, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, represent falsely, stretch, tamper with, tell a falsehood, twist, violate the truth, vitiare associated concepts: falsify records II index bear false witness, cloak, copy, deceive, defame, delude, disguise, distort, evade (deceive), fabricate (make up), fake, feign, forge (counterfeit), invent (falsify), lie (falsify), malign, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, negate, palter, perjure, pervert, plagiarize, pretend, prevaricate, refute, slant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Falsify — Fal si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Falsified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Falsifying}.] [L. falsus false + ly: cf. F. falsifier. See {False}, a.] 1. To make false; to represent falsely. [1913 Webster] The Irish bards use to forge and falsify everything as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falsify — mid 15c., to prove false, from M.Fr. falsifier (15c.), from L.L. falsificare (see FALSIFY (Cf. falsify)). Meaning to make false is from c.1500. Earlier verb was simply falsen (c.1200). Related: Falsified; falsifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • Falsify — Fal si*fy, v. i. To tell lies; to violate the truth. [1913 Webster] It is absolutely and universally unlawful to lie and falsify. [1913 Webster] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • falsify — [fôl′sə fī΄] n. falsified, falsifying [ME falsifien < OFr falsifier < ML falsificare < L falsificus, that acts falsely < falsus, FALSE + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make false; specif., a) to give an untrue or misleading account of;… …   English World dictionary

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  • falsify — [v] alter, misrepresent adulterate, belie, change, color, con, contort, contradict, contravene, cook, counterfeit, deacon, deceive, deny, distort, doctor, dress up*, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, fake, fake it, fib, forge, fourflush*, frame… …   New thesaurus

  • falsify — ► VERB (falsifies, falsified) 1) alter (information or evidence) so as to mislead. 2) prove (a statement or theory) to be false. DERIVATIVES falsifiable adjective falsification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • falsify — fal•si•fy [[t]ˈfɔl sə faɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) to make false or incorrect, esp. so as to deceive: to falsify income tax reports[/ex] 2) to fashion or alter fraudulently: to falsify a signature[/ex] 3) to represent falsely: to falsify one s… …   From formal English to slang

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