Definition of misquote in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkwəʊt/


[with object]
Quote (a person or a piece of written or spoken text) inaccurately: the government insisted that the official had been misquoted
More example sentences
  • It would be helpful to know if he was also misquoted in other instances, such as when he is quoted saying that
  • An earlier version of this piece misquoted the letter from The Seattle Times.
  • He wrote back, politely pointing out that I had misquoted him and inviting me to lunch.
misreport, misrepresent, misstate, quote incorrectly, take/quote out of context, distort, twist, slant, bias, put a spin on, pervert, falsify, garble, muddle, mistranslate
rare misrender


A passage or remark quoted inaccurately: a misquote from a poem by Robert Burns
More example sentences
  • ‘There were seven misquotes, 32 errors of fact,’ he says, overlooking his own book's refreshingly loose association with accepted English grammar and punctuation.
  • That dispute started from some misunderstanding and accusations of misquotes.
  • This isn't a misquote (grammar mistake and all).



Pronunciation: /mɪskwəʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • I considered writing a letter to the editor at the time, but thought that being misquoted in a student newspaper probably didn't merit correction, especially since the misquotations were not that serious.
  • Eventually they found the misquotations far too depressing and so the new release includes full lyrics.
  • He is perhaps not responsible for the spelling errors and misquotations, but they are numerous.

Words that rhyme with misquote

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