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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

misrepresentation play \(ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shən, -zən-\ noun
misrepresentative play \-ˈzen-tə-tiv\ adjective

Examples of misrepresent in a sentence

  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 for Students

misrepresentedmisrepresenting

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




Law Dictionary

misrepresent

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

Legal Definition of misrepresent

  1. :  to make a misrepresentation about

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  to make a misrepresentation

misrepresentative \-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv\ play adjective
misrepresenter noun




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