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Synonyms for distort
dɪˈstɔrt

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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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.)

    Synonyms:
    twist, writhe, wrest, contort, deform

  2. distort(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pervert, misrepresent, falsify, strain the sense of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distort(v)

    Synonyms:
    deform, twist, pervert, misinterpret, falsify, misrepresent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce distort?

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How to say distort in sign language?

  1. distort

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How to use distort in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)

  2. Milton Garland:

    Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Twain:

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

  5. 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.


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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