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English verb: misrepresent

1. misrepresent (communication) represent falsely

SamplesThis statement misrepresents my intentions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)represent

Narrower (hyponym)affect, dissemble, distort, falsify, feign, garble, pretend, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sham, warp

2. misrepresent (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception

SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.

Synonymscook, fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, wangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

Narrower (hyponym)juggle

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