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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
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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
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Past Conditional
I 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 ?
For a while Griswold's malignant misrepresentations colored the public estimate of Poe as man and as writer.
While the heart beats, bruise it--it is your only opportunity; while the eye can still turn towards you with moist, timid entreaty, freeze it with an icy unanswering gaze; while the ear, that delicate messenger to the inmost sanctuary of the soul, can still take in the tones of kindness, put it off with hard civility, or sneering compliment, or envious affectation of indifference; while the creative brain can still throb with the sense of injustice, with the yearning for brotherly recognition--make haste--oppress it with your ill- considered judgements, your trivial comparisons, your careless misrepresentations.
principal fact, upon the misrepresentation of which you discarded
I have unfolded to you a complication of dangers to which you would be exposed, should you permit that sacred knot which binds the people of America together be severed or dissolved by ambition or by avarice, by jealousy or by misrepresentation.
or under what misrepresentation can you here impose upon others?
They retired whispering together; and, though her delicate sensibility did not take immediate alarm, and lay it down as fact, that Captain Tilney must have heard some malevolent misrepresentation of her, which he now hastened to communicate to his brother, in the hope of separating them forever, she could not have her partner conveyed from her sight without very uneasy sensations.
Isabel instantly protested against this misrepresentation of what she had really said, "Oh, Mr.
So convincing was all this misrepresentation that even sincere ministers in the pulpit praised the Black Hundreds while regretting the necessity of violence.
Cadwallader, and I believe this is false too," said Dorothea, with indignant energy; "at least, I feel sure it is a misrepresentation.
I am not at all surprised," she replied, "to find that my adopted daughter's interference has exposed her to misrepresentation.
213) Accordingly, merely negligent misrepresentations require an independent injury (e.
At the same time, the Court held that defendants could rebut the presumption if they could provide "direct evidence" that the alleged misrepresentations did not in fact impact the price of the security (i.