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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·tive (-zĕn′tə-tĭv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||misrepresentation - a misleading falsehood |
bill of goods - communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; "they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car"
half-truth - a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
snow job - a long and elaborate misrepresentation
subterfuge, blind - something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
hanky panky, hocus-pocus, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery, slickness, trickery - verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
|2.||misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts |
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
overrefinement, twisting, straining, torture, distortion - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
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misrepresentation[ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən] N [of facts] → tergiversación f, desfiguración f (Jur) → declaración f falsa
this report is a misrepresentation of what I said → este informe tergiversa mis palabras
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misrepresentation[mɪsˌrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃən] n [facts, data] → déformation f
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