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misrepresent

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsreprɪˈzent/ LAW
to give false information about something or someone, often in order to get an advantage: She believes that the defendant's lawyers misrepresented the situation.be misrepresented (by sb/in sth) The monetary policy has been misrepresented in the press.misrepresent information/data/the facts Shareholders claimed that the company concealed or misrepresented financial information.misrepresent yourself (as sth) At age 20 he misrepresented himself as an experienced businessman, making millions of dollars.
(Definition of misrepresent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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