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Synonyms for distort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)

    make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

    warp, buckle, wring, fudge, fake, strain, heave, misrepresent, tinge, twist, manipulate, color, wangle, alter, cook, falsify, interpolate, deform, twine, garble, contort, colour

  2. twist, twine, distort(verb)

    form into a spiral shape

    "The cord is all twisted"

    warp, bend, wriggle, intertwine, wrick, wind, deform, wrestle, twist, colour, interlace, rick, color, worm, roll, flex, convolute, writhe, wrench, wrap, turn, entwine, sophisticate, contort, sprain, curve, lace, falsify, twist around, twine, tinge, garble, wring, strain, squirm, pervert, enlace

  3. contort, deform, distort, wring(verb)

    twist and press out of shape

    turn, warp, extort, strain, wring, bend, rack, wrench, color, twist, colour, falsify, squeeze, garble, deform, twine, tinge, contort, flex, change shape, change form, gouge

  4. tinge, color, colour, distort(verb)

    affect as in thought or feeling

    "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"

    warp, discolor, touch, strain, wring, twist, deform, tinct, tint, colourise, colourize, colorize, contort, colour, emblazon, garble, color, twine, colour in, tinge, color in, gloss, colorise, falsify, discolour

  5. deform, distort, strain(verb)

    alter the shape of (something) by stress

    "His body was deformed by leprosy"

    turn, warp, try, stress, strain, filter out, tense up, reach, wring, bend, tense, extend, color, twist, sift, separate out, filter, colour, falsify, puree, garble, strive, filtrate, deform, twine, tinge, contort, flex, sieve, change shape, change form

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distort(v. a.)

    twist, writhe, wrest, contort, deform

  2. distort(v. a.)

    pervert, misrepresent, falsify, strain the sense of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distort(v)

    deform, twist, pervert, misinterpret, falsify, misrepresent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    misrepresent, denature, deform, skew, disrupt, distortion, disturb

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How to use distort in a sentence?

  1. Tess Dumon:

    He'd had one of his frequent epilepsy crises that made him convulse, distort, fall and drool. However, something came up with this one, something unusual. My brother was not reacting to our calls and our light slaps, time had stopped.

  2. Christoph Wille:

    The vote may not have been completely transparent and its legitimacy is hampered by the boycott. But the overall result doesn't necessarily completely distort the voting pattern that we have seen in Congo.

  3. Robert Jeffress:

    When evangelicals tune into Fox News they know that their beliefs will be represented in a fair and balanced way for consideration, until Fox News came along, Christians could only expect the mainstream media to distort and ridicule their beliefs. Robert Jeffress is also a Fox News contributor( and a fellow Southern Baptist).

  4. John Henry Cardinal Newman:

    Let us take things as we find them let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.

  5. Trump Trump:

    It wasn't until a week after my announcement that people started to totally distort these very easy to understand words. If there was something stated incorrectly, it would have been brought up immediately and with great enthusiasm.

Translations for distort

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  • التشوهArabic
  • изкривявам, деформирам, изопачавамBulgarian
  • verzerrenGerman
  • misprezenti, distordi, tordiEsperanto
  • distorsionarSpanish
  • vääntää, vääristää, vääristelläFinnish
  • déformer, distordreFrench
  • fiar, cuir casadh i, cam, cuir as a chuma, athchum, cuir as a ríocht, cuir cor iIrish
  • torzít, csúsztatHungarian
  • memutarbalikkanIndonesian
  • deformare, distorcereItalian
  • 歪める, 曲げるJapanese
  • បង្ខូចទ្រង់ទ្រាយ, ធ្វើអោយខុសពីភាពដើមKhmer
  • whakariroMāori
  • verdraaien, vervalsen, vervormenDutch
  • forvrenge, fordreieNorwegian
  • wypaczaćPolish
  • distorcerPortuguese
  • искривить, искажать, искривлять, извращать, исказить, изгибать, извратить, изогнутьRussian
  • förvrängaSwedish

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