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[mis-ri-pawrt, -pohrt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to report incorrectly or falsely.
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  1. an incorrect or false report.
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Origin of misreport

1375–1425; late Middle English misreport(e) (noun), misreporten (v.); see mis-1, report
Related formsmis·re·port·er, noun
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Related Words for misreport

overdo, magnify, emphasize, inflate, misrepresent, heighten, amplify, overestimate, overemphasize, misinterpret, confuse, exaggerate, overstate, skew, misstate, distort, disguise, falsify, fabricate, overdraw

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Historical Examples of misreport

  • Now this must be surely a misreport, as nothing could be more grossly incorrect than such a statement.

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British Dictionary definitions for misreport


  1. (tr) to report falsely or inaccurately
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  1. an inaccurate or false report
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Derived Formsmisreporter, noun
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Word Origin and History for misreport


c.1400, from mis- (1) + report (v.). Related: Misreported; misreporting.

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