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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·si·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Falsified p. pr. & vb. n. Falsifying.]
 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 baffle and falsify the prediction.   --Addison.
 4. To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word.
 5. To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow.
 6. Law To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.
 7. Equity To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong.
 8. To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of determining that something is false [syn: falsification,
           disproof, refutation]