misrepresent

misrepresent
UK [ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent] / US [ˌmɪsreprəˈzent] verb [transitive]
Word forms "misrepresent":
present tense I/you/we/they misrepresent he/she/it misrepresents present participle misrepresenting past tense misrepresented past participle misrepresented
to give a false or incorrect account or description of what someone or something is like in order to trick someone

He has been accused of misrepresenting the results of the study.

misrepresent someone/something as something:

The artificial stones were being misrepresented as the real thing.


Derived word:
misrepresentation
UK [mɪsˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "misrepresentation":
singular misrepresentation plural misrepresentations

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  • misrepresent — mis·rep·re·sent /mis ˌre pri zent/ vt: to make a misrepresentation about vi: to make a misrepresentation mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tive / ˌre pri zen tə tiv/ adj mis·rep·re·sen·ter n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • misrepresent — mis‧rep‧re‧sent [ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent] verb [transitive] LAW to deliberately give false information to someone, especially in order to persuade them to enter into a contract: • He was found guilty of misrepresenting the true position of his accounts. * …   Financial and business terms

  • Misrepresent — Mis*rep re*sent , v. t. To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfavorably); to give a false or erroneous representation of, either maliciously, ignorantly, or carelessly. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misrepresent — Mis*rep re*sent , v. i. To make an incorrect or untrue representation. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misrepresent — (v.) 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + REPRESENT (Cf. represent). Related: Misrepresented; misrepresenting …   Etymology dictionary

  • misrepresent — / misquote [v] lie, distort adulterate, angle, beard*, belie, build up, cloak, color, con, confuse, cover up, disguise, distort, dress, embellish, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, garble, give snow job*, mangle, mask, miscolor,… …   New thesaurus

  • misrepresent — ► VERB ▪ give a false or misleading account of. DERIVATIVES misrepresentation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misrepresent — [mis΄rep rē zent′] vt. 1. to represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of 2. to be an improper or bad representative of misrepresentation n …   English World dictionary

  • misrepresent — nisrepresent, falsify, belie, garble mean to present or represent something in a manner that is contrary to the truth. Misrepresent usually implies an intent to represent or portray falsely, and therefore may take as its subject not only a person …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • misrepresent — misrepresentation, n. misrepresentative, adj. misrepresenter, n. /mis rep ri zent /, v.t. 1. to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely. 2. to represent in an unsatisfactory manner. [1640 50; MIS 1 + REPRESENT] Syn. MISREPRESENT, DISTORT …   Universalium

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