misrepresent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v misrepresent represent falsely "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
    • v misrepresent tamper, with the purpose of deception "Fudge the figures","cook the books","falsify the data"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Misrepresent To make an incorrect or untrue representation.
    • v. t Misrepresent To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfavorably); to give a false or erroneous representation of, either maliciously, ignorantly, or carelessly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • misrepresent To represent erroneously or falsely; give a false or incorrect account or representation of, whether intentionally or not.
    • misrepresent To fail to represent correctly or in good faith as agent or official representative; act contrary to the wishes or interests of, as of one's principal or constituents, in the transaction of business, legislation, etc.
    • misrepresent To convey a false impression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Misrepresent mis-rep-re-zent′ to represent incorrectly: to act unfaithfully on behalf of
    • v.i Misrepresent to give a false impression
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Usage

In literature:

Who was ever at my elbow seeking to make me misrepresent his every action?
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Even the mineral waters are misrepresented and lied about.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
It has constantly been our misfortune to have our view misrepresented to our white brothers.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
If he is attacked or misrepresented, he can hit back again.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
But they misrepresented St. Bernard.
"St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh" by H. J. Lawlor
I can't say what pain and vexation it is to be so utterly misrepresented.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Such was my intentions, as a grateful acknowledgment of having been misrepresented.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
This instrument, however misrepresented, affords Americans that inestimable security.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
But we can hardly imagine him totally misrepresenting the state of opinion of those for whom and among whom he wrote.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Nowhere, strange as it may appear, but in our own country is English rule misunderstood or misrepresented.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
No work has ever been more persistently misrepresented.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
No people on the face of the earth have been less understood and more misrepresented.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
But it is obvious at a single glance that Master Beckmesser misrepresents it.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
It isn't right, though, to misrepresent.
"The Young Adventurer" by Horatio Alger
The earlier ones telling of the appointments are all perfectly true, but entirely misrepresented.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
And are you sure you ain't been misrepresenting things to me a little as agent for Tank Shirley?
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Those who said so grossly misrepresented him.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
The Western upheaval followed a period in which both great parties had been attacked as misrepresentative.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Occasionally, facts are even misrepresented.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
Nor is it impossible that they should misrepresent both themselves and others.
"The Calvinistic Doctrine of Predestination Examined and Refuted" by Francis Hodgson
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In poetry:

Incorrectness in your speech
Carefully avoid, my Anna;
Study well the sense of each
Sentence, lest in any manner
It misrepresent the truth;
Veracity's the charm of youth.
"Incorrect Speaking" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Claim misrepresented I just got sent the article about the Homer dog wash that Paul Hannan opened.
An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.
Many are impressed with its scope, but others think it may be trying to do too much or even misrepresent the L.A. Can you trust online hotel reviews.
Stone first misrepresents the ruling in the case.
But the 23-year-old thinks she has been misrepresented.
The court filings on behalf of Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz charging that Irving H Picard repeatedly ignored or misrepresented evidence.
The headline of an article about biomedical research fraud that appeared in the Oct 2 Star-Ledger misrepresents the content of the article and the research it describes.
Abel Reyna, guest column: Trib misrepresents considerable record of DA's office.
Several residents said they were embarrassed by the sign and it misrepresents their school.
John Mayor Jenkins has written extensively on the 2012 alignment, work he believes is being misrepresented.
Romney was misrepresenting the books he based his argument on, they said.
SANTIAGO, Chile—A prestigious UN agency will no longer help Chile calculate its poverty numbers after the government was accused of misrepresenting the data.
"Mix of science, politics can result in bad policy," (Our Views, Nov 28) misrepresents science.
Housing regulators say the nation's largest mortgage lender misrepresented the quality of thousands of loans to make them eligible for federal loan insurance.
According to Ergodyne, this is a frequently misunderstood and misrepresented topic.
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In science:

This locality condition has been widely misunderstood and misrepresented in the Bell literature, so we discuss and defend it in some detail.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
An illustration of how a high redshift galaxy population could be misrepresented by a magnitude-limited sample.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
By using criterion iv Menger misrepresents Bernoulli, and his conclusions regarding both criteria ii and iii are mathematically incorrect.
Menger 1934 revisited
Barnes does not invalidate these conclusions and misunderstands and misrepresents much of what is in the book.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
However, I cannot leave it at that since he has in several places misrepresented and misunderstood what I have said.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
In this paper it is shown that Renner misrepresents the claims of Yuen and also Hirota while adopting one main theorem of Yuen in lieu of his own previous error.
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
Following my description of the core-collapse scenario and my brief summary of the current status of the numerical theory, I now embark upon discussions of select topics, that though important, are often ignored, assumed, or misrepresented.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
The table omits comparison of mapping speeds for fear of misrepresenting the instruments.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
In this essay, we review the EPR and Schr¨odinger publications just cited, and regret to report that they misrepresent the definitions, postulates, and principal theorems of quantum theory.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
Overlooking these definitions results in conclusions that misrepresent the powerful and successful theory of quantum physics.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
In other words, the entropy of entanglement E of the pure state φ is equal to the von Neumann entropy of, say, Alice’s density matrix r = TrB |φihφ|.” The statements just cited misrepresent the theory of quantum phenomena.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
Unfortunately, the source of our conclusions has been misrepresented in and referred to MBCS predictions at T >> Tc .
Reply to comment ``On the test of the modified BCS at finite temperature''
Examination of the claim by Loram and Tallon that the energy-resolved STM results, in their apparent inhomogeneity, misrepresent the true bulk behaviour of the HTSC cuprates.
Examination of the claim by Loram and Tallon that the energy-resolved STM results, in their apparent inhomogeneity, misrepresent the true bulk behaviour of the HTSC cuprates
All simultaneous testing procedures, not just false discovery rates, go wrong if the null distribution is misrepresented.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Since these differences exist in the use of the Fe ix 171.07 ˚A line, results pertaining to observations in this line can easily be misrepresented.
Off-limb (spicule) DEM distribution from SoHO/SUMER observations
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