misrepresent(redirected from misrepresents)
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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.
(tr) to represent wrongly or inaccurately
mis•rep•re•sent(ˌmɪs rɛp rɪˈzɛnt)
1. to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely.
2. to represent in an unsatisfactory manner.
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.
Past participle: misrepresented
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|Verb||1.||misrepresent - 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"
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"