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Tampered vs Forged - What's the difference?

tampered | forged |

As verbs the difference between tampered and forged

is that tampered is past tense of tamper while forged is past participle of lang=en To force forward against opposition.

As an adjective forged is

fake (as documents).




  • (tamper)

  • tamper


    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that tamps.
  • A tool used to tamp something down, such as tobacco in a pipe.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en verb)
  • To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.
  • (in professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
  • forged



  • Fake (as documents).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-01
  • , author=Brian Hayes , title=Father of Fractals , volume=101, issue=1, page=62 , magazine= citation , passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
    Forged identification documents were used to enter the building.
  • Fabricated by forging or at a forge, by working hot metal
  • The blacksmith made an expertly forged horseshoe by beating the red hot metal with his hammer.


    * See also


  • To force forward against opposition.
  • He forged forward against the current, even as it tried to sweep him down river.