distort the meaning

distort the meaning

verb belie, bias, contort, distort, falsify, garble, interpret incorrectly, misapply, misapprehend, miscolor, misconceive, misdirect, misinterpret, misjudge, misread, misrender, misreport, misstate, mistranslate, misuse, put a false construction on, twist, warp
Associated concepts: distort the meaning of a decision, dissort the meaning of a statute, distort the truth
See also: misconceive
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There are attempts if not to derail the process completely, then to distort the meaning, to send it off onto the path that is too unrealistic and will prove to be a dead end," Lavrov said, RT reported.
is not adequately developed or justified" and key omissions "obscure or distort the meaning and significance of the results.
Calls should not waste the time of public bodies or have material added to them to distort the meaning.
Astroturf groups often hide their real agendas behind warm and fuzzy names like CARE, which distort the meaning of language in a way rarely seen outside a Pentagon press briefing.
Still, perhaps miraculously, these scribal errors never distort the meaning of sentences or paragraphs.
I fully expect United to win on Tuesday, but to distort the meaning of these two encounters into an anti-Scottish diatribe is to pay lip service to a Premiership which, even to these old eyes of mine can serve up some bland stuff, far too often to allow the complacent view that this league cannot be improved upon.
In debating the ''cause of the war,'' media and political opponents should not distort the meaning of remarks to lend weight to their criticism of the SDF dispatch to Iraq.
We logisticians are not only letting business terms encroach on our profession but also allowing ourselves to distort the meaning of words that are defined clearly in doctrine.
Once again, Duany urged us that it is not yet too late to get back to this task if we're willing to take on the vocal minorities who distort the meaning of municipal democracy, willing to grow into our collective responsibility to find the best use of this resource for everyone.
YOU KNOW THE SYSTEM: WHATEVER YOU WRITE I'LL CHANGE AROUND IN GRAMMATICALLY QUESTIONABLE WAYS AND WILDLY DISTORT THE MEANING.
It might also distort the meaning of the call--what it sounds like to other whales.
In his view, the appeals to chosenness that mark American history from Winthrop onward distort the meaning of American Christianity and threaten the stability of political governance.