- 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 misstated
This article has been changed to correct an earlier version that misstated the unemployment rate.Hold Up, Hipsters: Stop Obsessing Over Oregon
January 10, 2014
Names, dates, and places have been misstated, but such inadvertences are not misleading.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
One thing I have misstated, or it was but a mood of the moment.The Angel of Pain
E. F. Benson
Blubber is not a staple, as is so often misstated, but it is a much esteemed delicacy.The New North
Agnes Deans Cameron
These ideas are misunderstood and misstated, so that they become in large part forms of error.A Tour of the Missions</p>
Augustus Hopkins Strong
If a fact be misstated, it is probable he is gratified by a belief of it, and I have no right to deprive him of the gratification.
- (tr) to state incorrectly
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Word Origin and History for misstated
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