misstate

[mis-steyt]

verb (used with object), mis·stat·ed, mis·stat·ing.

to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.

Nearby words

  1. misspeak,
  2. misspell,
  3. misspelling,
  4. misspend,
  5. misspent,
  6. misstatement,
  7. misstep,
  8. misstrike,
  9. missus,
  10. missy

Origin of misstate

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

Related formsmis·state·ment, nounmis·stat·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for misstate

misstate

verb

(tr) to state incorrectly
Derived Formsmisstatement, noun

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Word Origin and History for misstate

misstate

v.

also mis-state, 1640s, from mis- (1) + state (v.). Related: Misstated; misstating.

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