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English verb: falsify

1. falsify (communication) make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story


Synonymsdistort, garble, warp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)belie, misrepresent


Narrower (hyponym)mangle, murder, mutilate

2. falsify (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception


SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.


Synonymscook, fake, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel


Narrower (hyponym)juggle

3. falsify (cognition) prove false


SamplesFalsify a claim.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confute, disprove

4. falsify (change) falsify knowingly


SamplesShe falsified the records.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Antonymscorrect, right, rectify

5. falsify (change) insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby


Synonymsalter, interpolate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)edit, redact









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