- 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
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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