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misrepresent

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪˈzent/ us  
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.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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