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misstate

[mis-steyt] /mɪsˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), misstated, misstating.
1.
to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.
Origin of misstate
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; mis-1 + state
Related forms
misstatement, noun
misstater, noun
Synonyms
misreport, falsify, alter, distort.
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  • But real patriotism is one thing and misstatement is another.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Failures due to misstatement of fact are of endless variety.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • Had he made any misstatement, he would have been immediately contradicted.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • How the misstatement came to be made, I do not know and will not speculate.

  • Was this playful punning or a half-serious attempt to correct a misstatement?

    Children's Ways James Sully
  • I cannot perceive that it would be any advantage to them to make a misstatement.

  • Dan'l smiled in a way that admitted his misstatement; he shook his head.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • The misstatement of an agent of the insured will have the same effect.

  • I made a misstatement when I said that I had gone into all the rooms of the house this afternoon.

    Lost Man's Lane Anna Katharine Green
British Dictionary definitions for misstatement

misstate

/ˌmɪsˈsteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to state incorrectly
Derived Forms
misstatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for misstatement
n.

1790, from misstate + -ment.

misstate

v.

also mis-state, 1640s, from mis- (1) + state (v.). Related: Misstated; misstating.

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