What does the word misrepresent mean?

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by C. Loyal
  3. 2. Others misrepresent the market price. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott