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.
Recent Examples of misrepresent from the Web
Cole and the agency also lied to clients about being enrolled in adoption programs and misrepresenting the waiting period to adopt a child, the suit says.
Jick is quick to point out that his letter has been misrepresented.
The trio are among more than a half-dozen bond professionals who have been charged with misrepresenting prices to customers.
Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired for misrepresenting himself on his job application with the Cleveland police department.
The indictment says Cataldo misrepresented her health from 2014 to about May of this year.
The Department of Justice accused Pacific of misrepresenting the situation and concealing its acquisition of the Trident fish meal plant earlier in April.
OneLogin included Isis Anchalee, a female engineer, and many accused the company of exploiting her gender in an effort to attract male engineers—or, at the very least, misrepresenting the role of women in the tech world.
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First Known Use of misrepresent
MISREPRESENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misrepresent for English Language Learners
: 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)
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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