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misrepresent

mis·rep·re·sent

misrepresent

 
pronunciation:
mIs re pr zent
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misrepresented, misrepresenting, misrepresents
definition 1: to identify or describe in a misleading way.
When she saw how he performed on the job, his boss knew he had misrepresented his experience on his résumé.
synonyms:
color, distort, falsify, twist
similar words:
belie, calumniate, deceive, fudge, garble, manipulate, misinform, misinterpret, mislead, misstate, pervert
definition 2: to represent wrongly or falsely while acting as an official agent of.
The ambassador was recalled because he misrepresented his country.
similar words:
discredit, dishonor, shame
derivations: misrepresentative (adj.), misrepresentation (n.)