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
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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
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