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misquote

noun mis·quote \ ˈmis-ˌkwōt also -ˌkōt \

Definition of misquote

plural misquotes
: an act or instance of quoting something incorrectly : misquotation
  • "If it doesn't show up in the drug controls, then it's not doping," [Michele] Ferrari was quoted as having said (a statement he has since characterized as a misquote) …
  • —Bill Gifford
  • They will defend his every misquote and misuse of scripture as the shortcomings of a new believer or even the second coming of Cyrus.
  • —Erick Erickson

First Known Use of misquote

1855

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misquote

verb, transitive + intransitive mis·quote \ ˌmis-ˈkwōt also -ˈkōt \

Definition of misquote

misquoted; misquoting
: to quote (someone or something) incorrectly
  • … when it quickly became clear that these were not the facts, he took refuge in the trapped politician's standard excuse: The press had misquoted him.
  • —Geoffrey C. Ward
  • He misquotes frequently, providing others with opportunity to give him a taste of his own medicine.
  • —Susan Rusinko

First Known Use of misquote

1644

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