misrepresent - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent/
present tense
I/you/we/theymisrepresent
he/she/itmisrepresents
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.

derived word

misrepresentation

 

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/mɪsˌreprɪzenˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularmisrepresentation
pluralmisrepresentations
 Synonyms and related words
 Synonyms and related words