1 [with object and complement] Call (something) by a wrong or inappropriate name: the agency is usually miscalled MI6 by the press
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- His first thought was that of every young man, who blithely thinks to pit the bravado he miscalls courage against every obstacle.
- Just a reminder - expenditure on staff costs and consumables is ‘spending’, not ‘investment’, and just because Nu-Labour persists in miscalling it as spending, it doesn't mean we have to accept meekly their attempts to confuse the issue.
- Specifically, teachers should know whether to intervene when a word is miscalled, when to intervene, and how to appropriately respond.
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