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
How could our findings have been so misrepresented?
Pamio and others then failed to disclose the software and knowingly misrepresented that the engines complied with U.S. pollution standards, according to the complaint.
Seven married couples, including a rabbi and his wife, were charged with misrepresenting their income to improperly receive $2 million of benefits in total, the Associated Press reports.
McFarland was taken into custody on Friday and charged in connection with a scheme to allegedly defraud investors, a plan that allegedly including misrepresenting information about his company, Fyre Media.
Spicer’s talking point misrepresents the facts by omitting important context.
We as artists can bring people together and highlight cultures that may be misrepresented.
Of course, this was always inevitable: This White House has such a staggering disdain for the concept of objective reality that it was bound to reflexively misrepresent the facts on something that really matters.
Hawley said the three companies over several years misrepresented the addictive risks of opioids, often using fraudulent science to back their claims.
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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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