Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb distort

5 senses of distort

Sense 1
falsify, distort, garble, warp -- (make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story)
       => misrepresent, belie -- (represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions")

Sense 2
twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 3
contort, deform, distort, wring -- (twist and press out of shape)
       => twist, twine, distort -- (form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted")

Sense 4
tinge, color, colour, distort -- (affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 5
deform, distort, strain -- (alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

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