misquote

[ mis-kwoht ]
/ mɪsˈkwoʊt /

verb (used with or without object), mis·quot·ed, mis·quot·ing.

to quote incorrectly.

noun

a quotation that is incorrect.

Origin of misquote

First recorded in 1590–1600; mis-1 + quote
Related formsmis·quot·er, noun
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misquote

/ (ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt) /

verb

to quote (a text, speech, etc) inaccurately
Derived Formsmisquotation, noun
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