misrepresent

verb mis·rep·re·sent \ (ˌ)mis-ˌre-pri-ˈzent \

Definition of misrepresent

transitive verb
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

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.

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First Known Use of misrepresent

1649


MISREPRESENT Defined for English Language Learners

misrepresent

verb

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

misrepresent

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

Definition of misrepresent for Students

misrepresented; misrepresenting
:to give a false or misleading idea of
  • The movie misrepresents what actually happened.

Law Dictionary

misrepresent

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

legal Definition of misrepresent

:to make a misrepresentation about
intransitive verb
:to make a misrepresentation

misrepresentative

play \-ˌre-pri-ˈzen-tə-tiv\ adjective

misrepresenter

noun


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