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

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

Origin of misstate

First recorded in 1640–50; mis-1 + state
Related formsmis·state·ment, nounmis·stat·er, noun

Synonyms for misstate

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Related Words for misstate

misrepresent, distort, twist, color, confuse, warp

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British Dictionary definitions for misstate



(tr) to state incorrectly
Derived Formsmisstatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for misstate

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

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