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Definition of misrepresent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misrepresent

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent//
 
[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misrepresent
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzent//
 
he / she / it misrepresents
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzents//
 
past simple misrepresented
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪd//
 
past participle misrepresented
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪd//
 
-ing form misrepresenting
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˌreprɪˈzentɪŋ//
 
Dishonest
 
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to give information about somebody/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. Think carefully about what you say: your views could be easily misrepresented by the press. 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. See related entries: Dishonest
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misrepresent