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From false +‎ -en.

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falsen (third-person singular simple present falsens, present participle falsening, simple past and past participle falsened)

  1. (transitive) To make false; falsify
    • 1997, Donald David Stone, Communications with the Future: Matthew Arnold in Dialogue, page 31:
      In a modern time, we are living with a system of classes so intense, a society of such unnatural complication, that the whole action of our mind is hampered and falsened by it.
    • 2011, Gabriella West, The Leaving:
      That was one thing that I couldn't bear. Much better if he just hated queers. Without even trying to justify it. But he obviously had to, and that falsened his position.
    • 2014, Peter G. Beidler, The Lives of the Miller's Tale, page 155:
      In fact, just as his master Chaucer did before him, Milburn “falsened” his material in some productive ways.

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falsen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of falsar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of falsar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of falsar.