[ mis-steyt ]
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verb (used with object),mis·stat·ed, mis·stat·ing.
  1. to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.

Origin of misstate

First recorded in 1640–50; mis-1 + state

Other words for misstate

Other words from misstate

  • mis·state·ment, noun
  • mis·stat·er, noun

Words Nearby misstate

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How to use misstate in a sentence

  • I am confident that her sister Esther will not misstate them.

    Wheat and Huckleberries | Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • To misstate such business troubles is skating on the thin ice of libel, and newspapers are careful.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch | Amy Bell Marlowe
  • I don't want to misstate anything, and I don't want to exaggerate anything, but will tell you the plain facts.

  • She would not only misunderstand, but she would misstate with premeditation and malice.

    Missy | Miriam Coles Harris
  • You cannot think my wife or I would misstate what happened, can you?

    The Come Back | Carolyn Wells

British Dictionary definitions for misstate


/ (ˌmɪsˈsteɪt) /

  1. (tr) to state incorrectly

Derived forms of misstate

  • misstatement, noun

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