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misrepresent

verb mis·rep·re·sent \(ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˈzent\

: to describe (someone or something) in a false way especially in order to deceive someone : to give someone a false idea about (something or someone)

Full Definition of MISREPRESENT

transitive verb
1
:  to give a false or misleading representation of usually with an intent to deceive or be unfair <misrepresented the facts>
2
:  to serve badly or improperly as a representative of
mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion \(ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən-\ noun
mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tive \-ˈzen-tə-tiv\ adjective

Examples of MISREPRESENT

  1. The company is accused of misrepresenting its earnings.
  2. The movie deliberately misrepresents the facts about her life.

First Known Use of MISREPRESENT

1647
MISREPRESENT Defined for Kids

misrepresent

verb mis·rep·re·sent \ˌmis-ˌre-pri-ˈzent\
mis·rep·re·sent·edmis·rep·re·sent·ing

Definition of MISREPRESENT for Kids

:  to give a false or misleading idea of <The movie misrepresents what actually happened.>

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