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 : 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
misrepresentationplay \(ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən-\ noun
misrepresentativeplay \-ˈzen-tə-tiv\ adjective
Examples of misrepresent in a sentence
The company is accused of misrepresenting its earnings.
The movie deliberately misrepresents the facts about her life.
First Known Use of misrepresent
MISREPRESENT Defined for Kids
Definition of misrepresent for Students
: to give a false or misleading idea of <The movie misrepresents what actually happened.>
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