One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she falsified the accounts’
forge, fake, counterfeit, fabricate, invent, alter, change, doctor, tamper with, fudge, manipulate, massage, adulterate, pervert, corrupt, debase, misrepresent, misreport, distort, warp, embellish, embroider, colour, put a spin on
2‘the theory is falsified by the evidence’
disprove, show to be false, prove unsound, refute, rebut, deny, debunk, negate, invalidate, contradict, confound, be at odds with, demolish, discredit
informal shoot full of holes, shoot down, shoot down in flames, blow sky-high, blow out of the water
formal confute, gainsay
rare controvert, negative
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