fake vs misrepresent what difference

what is difference between fake and misrepresent

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪk/, enPR: fāk
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Etymology 1

The origin is not known with certainty, although first attested in 1775 C.E. in British criminals’ slang. It is probably from feak, feague (to give a better appearance through artificial means); akin to Dutch veeg (a slap), vegen (to sweep, wipe); German fegen (to sweep, to polish). Compare Old English fācn, fācen (deceit, fraud). Perhaps related to Old Norse fjúka (fade, vanquish, disappear), feikn (strange, scary, unnatural).

Adjective

fake (comparative faker or more fake, superlative fakest or most fake)

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fake
    Antonyms: authentic, genuine
  2. (of people) Insincere
Derived terms
  • fakely
  • fakeness
Translations

Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
    I suspect this passport is a fake.
  2. (sports) A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.
  3. (archaic) A trick; a swindle
Synonyms
  • (soccer move): feint
  • (ice hockey move): deke
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (transitive) To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  2. (transitive) To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
  3. (archaic) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  4. (archaic) To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is
  5. (music, transitive, intransitive) To improvise, in jazz.
    • 1994, ITA Journal (volume 22, page 20)
      Occasionally the opportunity arises to stand up and “fake” a jazz standard.
    • Denning, cited in 2020, Matt Brennan, Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (page 110)
      In the face of this print music culture, ‘faking’ was the ability—at once respected and disrespected—to improvise a song (or a part in an arrangement) without reading the notation.
Synonyms
  • (modify fraudulently): adulterate
  • (make a false display): pass off, pose
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English faken (to coil a rope).

Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. (nautical) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (nautical) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.
Translations

Further reading

  • fake on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • fake at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • fake in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

Anagrams

  • feak

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʌˈke/
  • Hyphenation: fa‧ke

Verb

faké

  1. (transitive) open

Conjugation

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 275

Kristang

Noun

fake

  1. knife

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English fake.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfejk(i)/

Noun

fake m (plural fakes)

  1. (Internet slang) a fake account in a social network or other online community; a sock puppet

Adjective

fake (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, of an image or video shared on the web) fake, manipulated, not genuine
    Synonym: falso
    Antonyms: genuíno, real, autêntico


English

Etymology

mis- +‎ represent

Verb

misrepresent (third-person singular simple present misrepresents, present participle misrepresenting, simple past and past participle misrepresented)

  1. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
    The fraudster misrepresented himself as a lawyer.

Derived terms

  • misrepresentation

Translations

Further reading

  • misrepresent at OneLook Dictionary Search

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