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falsifying


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  Irish  bards  use  to  forge  and  falsify  everything 
  as  they  list,  to  please  or  displease  any  man. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  counterfeit;  to  forge;  as  to  falsify  coin. 
 
  3.  To  prove  to  be  false,  or  untrustworthy;  to  confute;  to 
  disprove;  to  nullify;  to  make  to  appear  false. 
 
  By  how  much  better  than  my  word  I  am  By  so  much 
  shall  I  falsify  men's  hope.  --Shak. 
 
  Jews  and  Pagans  united  all  their  endeavors,  under 
  Julian  the  apostate,  to  baffie  and  falsify  the 
  prediction.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  violate;  to  break  by  falsehood;  as  to  falsify  one's 
  faith  or  word  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  5.  To  baffle  or  escape;  as  to  falsify  a  blow.  --Butler. 
 
  6.  (Law)  To  avoid  or  defeat;  to  prove  false,  as  a  judgment. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  7.  (Equity)  To  show  in  accounting,  (an  inem  of  charge 
  inserted  in  an  account)  to  be  wrong  --Story.  Daniell. 
 
  8.  To  make  false  by  multilation  or  addition;  to  tamper  with 
  as  to  falsify  a  record  or  document. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  falsifying 
  n  :  the  act  of  determining  that  something  is  false  [syn:  {falsification}, 
  {disproving},  {refuting},  {confuting}] 




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