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

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

1790, from misstate + -ment.



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

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