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Meaning of “misrepresent” in the English Dictionary

"misrepresent" in British English

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misrepresentverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪˈzent/
to ​describefalsely 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)

"misrepresent" in American English

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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 ​legalexperience 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 ​falseinformation 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 ​monetarypolicy has been misrepresented in the ​press.misrepresent information/data/the facts Shareholders ​claimed that the ​companyconcealed or misrepresented ​financialinformation.misrepresent yourself (as sth) At age 20 he misrepresented himself as an ​experiencedbusinessman, making millions of ​dollars.
(Definition of misrepresent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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