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.
n : the act of determining that something is false [syn: falsification,