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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misrepresented - having an intended meaning altered or misrepresentedmisrepresented - having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem"
artful, disingenuous - not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"
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But, that my view of the Poor Law may not be mistaken or misrepresented, I will state it.
You remember the old fable of "The Man and the Lion," where the lion complained that he should not be so misrepresented "when the lions wrote his- tory.
Interested people have perhaps misrepresented each to the other.
I soon discovered that both of them were perfect strangers to the rest of the company, and had never seen or heard of them before; and I had a whisper from a ghost who shall be nameless, "that these commentators always kept in the most distant quarters from their principals, in the lower world, through a consciousness of shame and guilt, because they had so horribly misrepresented the meaning of those authors to posterity.
There is nothing more unjust than the vulgar opinion, by which physicians are misrepresented, as friends to death.
Whether or no, I am sorry you made a novel of my story, for the effect has been almost as if you had misrepresented me from beginning to end.
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10
Of course, the newspapers of the land lived up to the reactionary policy of the ruling class, and the destroyed socialist press was misrepresented and vilified, while the Black Hundreds were represented as true patriots and saviours of society.
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The settlement alleges that the company misrepresented its antiplatelet drug, Aggrenox, that was effective for many conditions 'below the neck,' such as heart attacks and congestive heart failure, and that it was superior to Plavix, without evidence to substantiate that claim; misrepresented that Micardis protected patients from early morning strokes and heart attacks and treated metabolic syndrome; misrepresented that Combivent could be used as a first-line treatment for bronchospasms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Falsely stated that Atrovent and Combivent could be used at doses that exceeded the maximum dosage recommendation in the product labelling and that the drugs were essential for treatment of COPD.
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The authors use a matched credit bureau and mortgage data set to identify occupancy fraud in residential mortgage originations, that is, borrowers who misrepresented their occupancy status as owner occupants rather than residential real estate investors.