misrepresent

  • 1 misrepresent — mis·rep·re·sent /mis ˌre pri zent/ vt: to make a misrepresentation about vi: to make a misrepresentation mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tive / ˌre pri zen tə tiv/ adj mis·rep·re·sen·ter n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 misrepresent — mis‧rep‧re‧sent [ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent] verb [transitive] LAW to deliberately give false information to someone, especially in order to persuade them to enter into a contract: • He was found guilty of misrepresenting the true position of his accounts. * …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Misrepresent — Mis*rep re*sent , v. t. To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfavorably); to give a false or erroneous representation of, either maliciously, ignorantly, or carelessly. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Misrepresent — Mis*rep re*sent , v. i. To make an incorrect or untrue representation. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 misrepresent — (v.) 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + REPRESENT (Cf. represent). Related: Misrepresented; misrepresenting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 misrepresent — / misquote [v] lie, distort adulterate, angle, beard*, belie, build up, cloak, color, con, confuse, cover up, disguise, distort, dress, embellish, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, garble, give snow job*, mangle, mask, miscolor,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 misrepresent — ► VERB ▪ give a false or misleading account of. DERIVATIVES misrepresentation noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 misrepresent — [mis΄rep rē zent′] vt. 1. to represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of 2. to be an improper or bad representative of misrepresentation n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 misrepresent — nisrepresent, falsify, belie, garble mean to present or represent something in a manner that is contrary to the truth. Misrepresent usually implies an intent to represent or portray falsely, and therefore may take as its subject not only a person …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 misrepresent — UK [ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent] / US [ˌmɪsreprəˈzent] verb [transitive] Word forms misrepresent : present tense I/you/we/they misrepresent he/she/it misrepresents present participle misrepresenting past tense misrepresented past participle misrepresented to… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 misrepresent — misrepresentation, n. misrepresentative, adj. misrepresenter, n. /mis rep ri zent /, v.t. 1. to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely. 2. to represent in an unsatisfactory manner. [1640 50; MIS 1 + REPRESENT] Syn. MISREPRESENT, DISTORT …

    Universalium

  • 12 misrepresent — mis•rep•re•sent [[t]ˌmɪs rɛp rɪˈzɛnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to represent incorrectly, improperly, or falsely 2) to represent in an unsatisfactory manner • Etymology: 1640–50 mis rep•re•sen•ta′tion, n. syn: misrepresent, distort, falsify share the sense of …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 misrepresent — mis|rep|re|sent [ˌmısreprıˈzent] v [T] to deliberately give a wrong description of someone s opinions or of a situation ▪ These statistics grossly misrepresent the reality. >misrepresentation [ˌmısreprızenˈteıʃən] n [U and C] ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 misrepresent — mis|rep|re|sent [ ,mısreprə zent ] verb transitive 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 misrepresent — verb (T) to deliberately give a wrong description of someone s opinions or of a situation: These statistics grossly misrepresent the reality. misrepresentation / mIsreprIzen teISDn/ noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 misrepresent — transitive verb Date: 1647 1. to give a false or misleading representation of usually with an intent to deceive or be unfair < misrepresented the facts > 2. to serve badly or improperly as a representative of • misrepresentation noun •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 misrepresent — verb To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 misrepresent — verb ADVERB ▪ grossly, seriously ▪ completely ▪ deliberately PREPOSITION ▪ as ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 misrepresent — Synonyms and related words: belie, bias, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, cloak, color, confuse, counterfeit, disguise, dissemble, distort, dress, dress up, embellish, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, feign, fudge, garble, gild,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 misrepresent — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. misstate, embroider, distort, falsify, understate; see also deceive , lie 1 , mislead . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly: belie, color, distort, falsify,… …

    English dictionary for students