misrepresent


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mis·rep·re·sent

 (mĭs-rĕp′rĭ-zĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·rep·re·sent·ed, mis·rep·re·sent·ing, mis·rep·re·sents
1. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
2. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.

mis·rep′re·sen·ta′tion n.
mis·rep′re·sen′ta·tive (-zĕn′tə-tĭv) adj.

misrepresent

(ˌmɪsrɛprɪˈzɛnt)
vb
(tr) to represent wrongly or inaccurately
ˌmisrepresenˈtation n
ˌmisrepreˈsentative adj
ˌmisrepreˈsenter n

mis•rep•re•sent

(ˌmɪs rɛp rɪˈzɛnt)

v.t.
1. to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely.
2. to represent in an unsatisfactory manner.
[1640–50]
mis`rep•re•sen•ta′tion, n.
syn: misrepresent, distort, falsify share the sense of presenting information in a way that does not accord with the truth. misrepresent suggests a usu. deliberately incorrect or misleading representation or account: The dealer misrepresented the condition of the car. distort implies a twisting or perverting of intended meaning, as through error, bias, or exaggeration: The witness distorted the facts. falsify suggests an untruthful account, with an intention to mislead; it may involve fraudulent tampering with facts: to falsify a death certificate.

misrepresent


Past participle: misrepresented
Gerund: misrepresenting

Imperative
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Present
I misrepresent
you misrepresent
he/she/it misrepresents
we misrepresent
you misrepresent
they misrepresent
Preterite
I misrepresented
you misrepresented
he/she/it misrepresented
we misrepresented
you misrepresented
they misrepresented
Present Continuous
I am misrepresenting
you are misrepresenting
he/she/it is misrepresenting
we are misrepresenting
you are misrepresenting
they are misrepresenting
Present Perfect
I have misrepresented
you have misrepresented
he/she/it has misrepresented
we have misrepresented
you have misrepresented
they have misrepresented
Past Continuous
I was misrepresenting
you were misrepresenting
he/she/it was misrepresenting
we were misrepresenting
you were misrepresenting
they were misrepresenting
Past Perfect
I had misrepresented
you had misrepresented
he/she/it had misrepresented
we had misrepresented
you had misrepresented
they had misrepresented
Future
I will misrepresent
you will misrepresent
he/she/it will misrepresent
we will misrepresent
you will misrepresent
they will misrepresent
Future Perfect
I will have misrepresented
you will have misrepresented
he/she/it will have misrepresented
we will have misrepresented
you will have misrepresented
they will have misrepresented
Future Continuous
I will be misrepresenting
you will be misrepresenting
he/she/it will be misrepresenting
we will be misrepresenting
you will be misrepresenting
they will be misrepresenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misrepresenting
you have been misrepresenting
he/she/it has been misrepresenting
we have been misrepresenting
you have been misrepresenting
they have been misrepresenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misrepresenting
you will have been misrepresenting
he/she/it will have been misrepresenting
we will have been misrepresenting
you will have been misrepresenting
they will have been misrepresenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misrepresenting
you had been misrepresenting
he/she/it had been misrepresenting
we had been misrepresenting
you had been misrepresenting
they had been misrepresenting
Conditional
I would misrepresent
you would misrepresent
he/she/it would misrepresent
we would misrepresent
you would misrepresent
they would misrepresent
Past Conditional
I would have misrepresented
you would have misrepresented
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we would have misrepresented
you would have misrepresented
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misrepresent - represent falselymisrepresent - represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
sentimentalize, sentimentalise - look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment; "Don't sentimentalize the past events"
distort, falsify, garble, warp - make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
dissemble, feign, pretend, sham, affect - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
2.misrepresent - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
juggle - manipulate by or as if by moving around components; "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

misrepresent

verb distort, disguise, pervert, belie, twist, misinterpret, falsify, garble, misstate The extent of the current strike is being misrepresented.

misrepresent

verb
To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly:
Idiom: give a false coloring to.
Translations

misrepresent

[ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent] VT [+ person] → dar una imagen falsa de; [+ views, situation] → tergiversar
he was misrepresented in the paperslos periódicos tergiversaron sus palabras

misrepresent

[ˌmɪsrɛprɪˈzɛnt] vt
[+ person] → donner une image inexacte de
to misrepresent sb as sth → présenter qn à tort comme qch
The press misrepresented him as arrogant and bullying → La presse l'a présenté à tort comme arrogant et tyrannique.
[+ views] → déformer

misrepresent

vtfalsch darstellen; facts alsoverdrehen; ideasverfälschen; he was misrepresented in the papersseine Worte etc wurden von der Presse verfälscht or entstellt wiedergegeben; he was misrepresented as being for the strikeer wurde zu Unrecht als Befürworter des Streiks hingestellt

misrepresent

[ˈmɪsˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt] vt (facts) → travisare; (person) → dare un'impressione sbagliata di
References in classic literature ?
They watch you, misrepresent you, write letters about you (anonymous sometimes), and you are the torment and the occupation of their lives.
Besides, fictitious narratives lead us to imagine the possibility of many events that are impossible; and even the most faithful histories, if they do not wholly misrepresent matters, or exaggerate their importance to render the account of them more worthy of perusal, omit, at least, almost always the meanest and least striking of the attendant circumstances; hence it happens that the remainder does not represent the truth, and that such as regulate their conduct by examples drawn from this source, are apt to fall into the extravagances of the knight-errants of romance, and to entertain projects that exceed their powers.
After lunch, Miss Fairlie and I shoulder our sketch- books, and go out to misrepresent Nature, under your directions.
He did not confuse nor misrepresent the facts, nor soften them in his own interest, nor omit the smallest detail.
He was in the same plight as the manufacturer who has to adulterate and misrepresent his product.
MMI Live, the biggest promoter of international concerts in the Philippines, has issued a warning against unscrupulous people who are said to have been trying to misrepresent the company by soliciting money as an investment in its concerts.
The authors misrepresent my opinion several times, saying "Ward agrees" to propositions I disagree with.
The IPC accepts therefore that Monique did not deliberately misrepresent her impairment when subject to classification evaluation on a number of occasions during her para-cycling career.