misrepresent

Part of speech: noun

Misrepresentation.

Part of speech: verb

To represent wrongly; give a wrong impression.

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Usage examples "misrepresent":

  1. But I know that it is easy to villains and traitors to misrepresent this effervescence, and that it must be checked; I know that we owe to all France the declaration, that the executive power could not foresee or prevent this excess; I know that it is due to the constituted authorities to place a limit to it, or consider themselves as abolished." - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  2. Whereas, I think our theory of government is so lofty, so grand and exalted, that we must watch jealously that Congress may not misinterpret it; misrepresent the sentiments, the aspirations of the American people, and thus make a caricature of our beautiful ideal. - "The Squatter and the Don", C. Loyal.
  3. 2. Others misrepresent the market price. - "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.