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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MISREPRESENT', v.t. To represent falsely or incorrectly; to give a false or erroneous representation, either maliciously, ignorantly or carelessly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions" [syn: misrepresent, belie]
2: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent]

Merriam Webster's

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 misrepresentative adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. represent wrongly; give a false or misleading account or idea of. Derivatives: misrepresentation n. misrepresentative adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Misrepresent Mis*rep`re*sent", v. t. To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfacorably); to give a false erroneous representation of, either maliciously, ignirantly, or carelessly. --Swift.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Misrepresent Mis*rep`re*sent", v. i. To make an incorrect or untrue representation. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(misrepresents, misrepresenting, misrepresented) If someone misrepresents a person or situation, they give a wrong or inaccurate account of what the person or situation is like. He said that the press had misrepresented him as arrogant and bullying... Hollywood films misrepresented us as drunks, maniacs and murderers... Keynes deliberately misrepresented the views of his opponents... VERB: V n as adj, V n as n, V n misrepresentation (misrepresentations) I wish to point out your misrepresentation of the facts... N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Misstate, falsify.

Moby Thesaurus

belie, bias, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, cloak, color, confuse, counterfeit, disguise, dissemble, distort, dress, dress up, embellish, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, feign, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, lie, mangle, mask, miscite, miscolor, misconstrue, misdirect, misinterpret, misquote, misrender, misreport, misstate, misteach, misuse, overdraw, overstate, palter, parody, pervert, prevaricate, simulate, slant, strain, titivate, torture, travesty, trick out, twist, understate, varnish, warp, weasel, whitewash, wrench, wrest



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