Definition of misrepresent in English:

misrepresent

Line breaks: mis|rep¦re¦sent
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsrɛprɪˈzɛnt
 
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verb

[with object]
Give a false or misleading account of the nature of: you are misrepresenting the views of the government
More example sentences
  • This explains why they are eager to misrepresent the nature of Strauss's thought.
  • This decision grossly misrepresents the nature of such practices and will only serve to distort public understanding of religious devotion.
  • It misrepresents the nature of the choices ahead for the Australian labour movement.
Synonyms
give a false account of, give a false idea of, misstate, misreport, misquote, quote/take out of context, garble, misinterpret, put a spin on, falsify, fudge, pervert, belie, distort, warp, strain, colour, manipulate, parody, travesty, conceal, disguise

Derivatives

misrepresentative

adjective
More example sentences
  • The waters become muddied though when one considers how we are psychologically ‘bound’ to beliefs about ourselves (or our own beliefs, in fact) that are false, misrepresentative or contradictory.
  • I have said that the bias of the articles posted and constant attacks on Islam are misrepresentative of the truth.
  • I believe your figure is based on primarily English data, and as GPs in Scotland have historically earned significantly less than those in England, using this survey is misrepresentative.

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