misdate

verb
mis·​date | \ ˌmis-ˈdāt How to pronounce misdate (audio) \
misdated; misdating

Definition of misdate

transitive verb

: 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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“Misdate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdate. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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