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verb [transitive]     misrepresent pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlemisrepresenting
past tensemisrepresented
past participlemisrepresented
  1. to give a false or incorrect account or description of what someone or something is like in order to trick someone

    He has been accused of misrepresenting the results of the study.

    misrepresent someone/something as something:

    The artificial stones were being misrepresented as the real thing.

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     misrepresentation pronunciation in British English
/mɪsˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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Under English contract law misrepresentation can be either innocent, negligent, or fraudulent.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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