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Synonyms for distort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warpverb

    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, distortverb

    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, wringverb

    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, distortverb

    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, strainverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distortverb

    twist, writhe, wrest, contort, deform

  2. distortverb

    pervert, misrepresent, falsify, strain the sense of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distortverb

    deform, twist, pervert, misinterpret, falsify, misrepresent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "distort":

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

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How to use distort in a sentence?

  1. Orrin Hatch:

    Notwithstanding all Mr. Estrada's hard work and unanimous highly qualified rating by the American Bar Association, he has been subjected to a piñata confirmation process with which he we have all become familiar, the extreme left wing Washington groups to after judicial nominees like kids after a piñata. It is not specific to Mr. Estrada. They beat it and they beat it and they hope something comes out that they can crew and distort.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

  3. Anne Rice, "Blood and Gold":

    No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.

  4. 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.

  5. Garrett Epps:

    It took an extra 20 years to do away with child labor, that's 20 years of children coughing their lungs out in textile mills or dragging wagons of coals underground instead of going to school because the court chose to distort the Constitution that way.

Translations for distort

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  • التشوهArabic
  • изопачавам, деформирам, изкривявамBulgarian
  • verzerrenGerman
  • misprezenti, tordi, distordiEsperanto
  • distorsionarSpanish
  • vääristellä, vääristää, vääntääFinnish
  • distordre, déformerFrench
  • cuir as a chuma, cuir casadh i, fiar, cuir cor i, cuir as a ríocht, athchum, camIrish
  • csúsztat, torzítHungarian
  • memutarbalikkanIndonesian
  • deformare, distorcereItalian
  • 曲げる, 歪めるJapanese
  • ធ្វើអោយខុសពីភាពដើម, បង្ខូចទ្រង់ទ្រាយKhmer
  • whakariroMāori
  • verdraaien, vervalsen, vervormenDutch
  • forvrenge, fordreieNorwegian
  • wypaczaćPolish
  • distorcerPortuguese
  • исказить, искривить, изогнуть, искажать, извратить, изгибать, искривлять, извращатьRussian
  • förvrängaSwedish
  • บิดเบือนThai

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