Definition of misrepresent in English:



  • Give a false or misleading account of the nature of.

    ‘you are misrepresenting the views of the government’
    • ‘This view misrepresents the relation of philosophy to religion.’
    • ‘This misrepresents a crucial historical point.’
    • ‘A Hindu is understandably irate when his religion is misrepresented and misinterpreted.’
    • ‘David, I hope I didn't misrepresent your point of view, and I certainly didn't mean to offend you!’
    • ‘This explains why they are eager to misrepresent the nature of Strauss's thought.’
    • ‘He has also been quoted as being rather annoyed that the ID advocates continually misrepresent his views.’
    • ‘Please, if I misrepresent your views, do not hire death squads to kill me.’
    • ‘David is on record as saying that his views were dramatically misrepresented by the movie.’
    • ‘But a second problem is that such views misrepresent the biblical idea of election in a number of important ways.’
    • ‘The statement charges the administration with manipulating and misrepresenting science for political gains.’
    • ‘This decision grossly misrepresents the nature of such practices and will only serve to distort public understanding of religious devotion.’
    • ‘I understand that the doctor has made it clear that his views were misrepresented in the media.’
    • ‘It misrepresents the nature of the choices ahead for the Australian labour movement.’
    • ‘He misrepresents the financial stability of the current programme to convince the public that it needs to be ‘reformed’.’
    • ‘In my view it misrepresents the significance of the adjudicator's decision simply to treat it as part of the decision making process.’
    • ‘The new system, which was introduced on Monday, uses a new three-dimensional map of the UK which some viewers also think unfairly misrepresents the North.’
    • ‘Jack, mate, I'm sorry I misrepresented your views on free education and feminism.’
    • ‘Second, he grossly misrepresents the views of the American people, blaming them for an increasingly unpopular policy pursued by the US ruling elite.’
    • ‘The government accused the media of misrepresenting the minister's views.’
    • ‘Some middle-class British student movements have been criticised for misrepresenting the views of the poor.’
    give a false account of, give a false idea of, misstate, misreport, misquote, quote out of context, take out of context, garble, misinterpret, put a spin on, falsify, fudge, pervert, belie, distort, warp, strain, colour, manipulate, parody, travesty, conceal, disguise
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