misdate

verb mis·date \ ˌmis-ˈdāt \

Definition of misdate

misdated; misdating
: to date (something) wrongly: such as
a : to note down, record, or mark (something) with an incorrect date
  • She said she was taking narcotic pain medications at the time and that this led to her misdating the form.
  • —Amy Karon
b : to incorrectly determine the period of time to which (something) belongs
  • … he misdates the Second Great Awakening, mistakes Puritans for Pilgrims …
  • —Randall Balmer

First Known Use of misdate

1577

in the meaning defined above

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