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misstate

Line breaks: mis|state
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈsteɪt
 
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Definition of misstate in English:

verb

[with object]
Make wrong or inaccurate statements about: to say that he was alone misstates the case
More example sentences
  • Not only did he get the quote wrong, he also misstated the name of the character who said it and what the line referred to!
  • But he didn't misstate anything or misrepresent himself at all.
  • I think that misstates President Clinton's post-presidency statements on Social Security.
Synonyms
misreport, misrepresent, take/quote out of context;
distort, twist, slant, bias, put a spin on, pervert, falsify;
rare misrender

Derivatives

misstatement

1
noun
Example sentences
  • If these paragraphs are representative, however, the article as a whole should contain, by conservative extrapolation, approximately 94 other serious distortions and misstatements of fact.
  • It's been going on for a couple of cycles now, and it was designed to be - is designed to be both an antidote to the misstatements that the candidates say during the debate, but also it's supposed to be an antidote to spin.
  • Both men repeated misstatements made in earlier debates, and added a few new ones.

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