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misrepresent

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

Simple Definition of misrepresent

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a false or misleading representation of usually with an intent to deceive or be unfair <misrepresented the facts>

  3. 2 :  to serve badly or improperly as a representative of

mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion play \(ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən-\ noun
mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tive play \-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.



1647

First Known Use of misrepresent

1647


MISREPRESENT Defined for Kids

misrepresent

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

Definition of misrepresent

mis·rep·re·sent·edmis·rep·re·sent·ing

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





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