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misquote

[ mis-kwoht ]
/ mɪsˈkwoʊt /
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verb (used with or without object), mis·quot·ed, mis·quot·ing.

to quote incorrectly.

noun

a quotation that is incorrect.

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Origin of misquote

First recorded in 1590–1600; mis-1 + quote

OTHER WORDS FROM misquote

mis·quot·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misquote

misquote
/ (ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt) /

verb

to quote (a text, speech, etc) inaccurately

Derived forms of misquote

misquotation, noun
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