misrepresent

[ mis-rep-ri-zent ]
/ ˌmɪs rɛp rɪˈzɛnt /

verb (used with object)

to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely.
to represent in an unsatisfactory manner.

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Origin of misrepresent

First recorded in 1640–50; mis-1 + represent

synonym study for misrepresent

Misrepresent, distort, falsify, belie share the sense of presenting information in a way that does not accord with the truth. Misrepresent usually involves a deliberate intention to deceive, either for profit or advantage: The dealer misrepresented the condition of the car. Distort implies a purposeful twisting or emphasizing of certain statements so as to produce an inaccurate or misleading impresssion: cleverly distorting the facts to create an impression of his own innocence. Falsify suggests a tampering with or alteration of facts, records, or documents, especially with the intent to cheat or deceive: He falsified the birth records to conceal his age. Belie means to create an impression that is inconsistent with the facts, or that contradicts other evidence but it does not usually suggest intent to deceive: Her casual, relaxed manner belies her insecurity.

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British Dictionary definitions for misrepresent

misrepresent
/ (ˌmɪsrɛprɪˈzɛnt) /

verb

(tr) to represent wrongly or inaccurately

Derived forms of misrepresent

misrepresentation, nounmisrepresentative, adjectivemisrepresenter, noun
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