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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



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