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mis·char·ac·ter·ize

 (mĭs-kăr′ək-tə-rīz′)
tr.v. mis·char·ac·ter·ized, mis·char·ac·ter·iz·ing, mis·char·ac·ter·iz·es
To give a false or misleading character to: mischaracterized the findings of the study.

mis·char′ac·ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mischaracterize

(ˌmɪsˈkærɪktəˌraɪz) or

mischaracterise

vb (tr)
to characterize in an incorrect or misleading manner
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

mischaracterize


Past participle: mischaracterized
Gerund: mischaracterizing

Imperative
mischaracterize
mischaracterize
Present
I mischaracterize
you mischaracterize
he/she/it mischaracterizes
we mischaracterize
you mischaracterize
they mischaracterize
Preterite
I mischaracterized
you mischaracterized
he/she/it mischaracterized
we mischaracterized
you mischaracterized
they mischaracterized
Present Continuous
I am mischaracterizing
you are mischaracterizing
he/she/it is mischaracterizing
we are mischaracterizing
you are mischaracterizing
they are mischaracterizing
Present Perfect
I have mischaracterized
you have mischaracterized
he/she/it has mischaracterized
we have mischaracterized
you have mischaracterized
they have mischaracterized
Past Continuous
I was mischaracterizing
you were mischaracterizing
he/she/it was mischaracterizing
we were mischaracterizing
you were mischaracterizing
they were mischaracterizing
Past Perfect
I had mischaracterized
you had mischaracterized
he/she/it had mischaracterized
we had mischaracterized
you had mischaracterized
they had mischaracterized
Future
I will mischaracterize
you will mischaracterize
he/she/it will mischaracterize
we will mischaracterize
you will mischaracterize
they will mischaracterize
Future Perfect
I will have mischaracterized
you will have mischaracterized
he/she/it will have mischaracterized
we will have mischaracterized
you will have mischaracterized
they will have mischaracterized
Future Continuous
I will be mischaracterizing
you will be mischaracterizing
he/she/it will be mischaracterizing
we will be mischaracterizing
you will be mischaracterizing
they will be mischaracterizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mischaracterizing
you have been mischaracterizing
he/she/it has been mischaracterizing
we have been mischaracterizing
you have been mischaracterizing
they have been mischaracterizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mischaracterizing
you will have been mischaracterizing
he/she/it will have been mischaracterizing
we will have been mischaracterizing
you will have been mischaracterizing
they will have been mischaracterizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mischaracterizing
you had been mischaracterizing
he/she/it had been mischaracterizing
we had been mischaracterizing
you had been mischaracterizing
they had been mischaracterizing
Conditional
I would mischaracterize
you would mischaracterize
he/she/it would mischaracterize
we would mischaracterize
you would mischaracterize
they would mischaracterize
Past Conditional
I would have mischaracterized
you would have mischaracterized
he/she/it would have mischaracterized
we would have mischaracterized
you would have mischaracterized
they would have mischaracterized
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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