Definition of misstate in English:

misstate

Syllabification: mis·state
Pronunciation: /misˈstāt
 
/

verb

[with object]
Make wrong or inaccurate statements about.
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.

Derivatives

misstatement

noun
More 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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