Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If something is distorted, its shape or meaning is changed, often in a bad or unnatural way.

Examples: (verb) These import taxes can distort the market. (verb) A small change in wording can completely distort the meaning of the speaker.

Synonyms: verbs: deform, alter, twist.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 C