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Definition of misrepresent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misrepresent
he / she / it misrepresents
past simple misrepresented
-ing form misrepresenting
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to give information about someone or something that is not true or complete so that other people have the wrong impression about them/it misrepresent somebody/something He felt that the book misrepresented his opinions. misrepresent somebody/something as something In the article she was misrepresented as an uncaring mother. misrepresent what, how, etc. … The report misrepresented what the group believes.
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, NAmE//ˌmɪsˌrɛprɪzənˈteɪʃn//
noun [countable, uncountable] a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misrepresent