misrepresent

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mis·rep·re·sent

verb \(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

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