- 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.
* * *misrepresent UK US /ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent/ verb [T] LAW► to give false information about something or someone, often in order to get an advantage: »
She believes that the defendant's lawyers misrepresented the situation.be misrepresented (by sb/in sth) »
The monetary policy has been misrepresented in the press.misrepresent information/data/the facts »
Shareholders claimed that the company concealed or misrepresented financial information.misrepresent yourself (as sth) »
At age 20 he misrepresented himself as an experienced businessman, making millions of dollars.
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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
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
Misrepresent — Mis*rep re*sent , v. i. To make an incorrect or untrue representation. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
misrepresent — (v.) 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + REPRESENT (Cf. represent). Related: Misrepresented; misrepresenting … Etymology dictionary
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
misrepresent — ► VERB ▪ give a false or misleading account of. DERIVATIVES misrepresentation noun … English terms dictionary
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
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
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
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