- to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.
Origin of misstate
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misreport, falsify, alter, distort.
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Examples from the Web for misstate
I am confident that her sister Esther will not misstate them.Wheat and Huckleberries
Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
Don Christopher can have no motive to misstate, even were he capable of the meanness.Mercedes of Castile
J. Fenimore Cooper
“Pardon the suggestion that you misstate the case,” he said, softly.The Key to Yesterday
Charles Neville Buck
They argue, wheedle, misstate, and finally convince the legislator that the measure is absurd.
When you tell us that every ounce of the feeding stuffs used at Auchness was raised on British soil, you forget and misstate.
- (tr) to state incorrectly
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Word Origin and History for misstate
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