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"misrepresent" in British English

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misrepresentverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪˈzent/  us   /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪˈzent/
to describe falsely an idea, opinion, or situation, often in order to get an advantage: She accused her opponents of deliberately misrepresenting her as an extremist. I've grown used to my views being misrepresented in the press.
(Definition of misrepresent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misrepresentverb [T]

 us   /mɪsˌrep·rɪˈzent/
to represent something or someone falsely, often in order to obtain an advantage: He misrepresented facts about his legal experience on his application.
(Definition of misrepresent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"misrepresent" in Business English

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misrepresentverb [T]

uk   us   /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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