verb (used with or without object), mis·quot·ed, mis·quot·ing.
Examples from the Web for misquote
But to misquote an old financial adage, the property market can remain irrational longer than you are prepared to remain homeless.
By terrifying coincidence, this was the one poem that Thatcher herself thought to recall and misquote when she first met Larkin.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to misquote it, as the Spanish philosopher George Santayana did not say.Chris Christie Embarrasses Himself With Civil-Rights-History Flub|Paul Campos|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How we do misquote sayings, or misunderstand them when quoted rightly!The Rising of the Court|Henry Lawson
He will be very liable to misquote his author's meaning while he is picking off his outside sentences.Medical Essays|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You had only to get up and misquote Mr. Gladstone, and the fiery old man was on his legs in an instant.The Real Gladstone|J. Ewing Ritchie
I sighed as an author, but obeyed as a pupil,—to misquote the words of Gibbon.Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
He could not misquote or misapply the word, neither could he be indifferent about it.Notes on the Book of Genesis|Charles Henry Mackintosh