misrelate

verb
mis·​re·​late | \ ˌmis-ri-ˈlāt How to pronounce misrelate (audio) \
misrelated; misrelating

Definition of misrelate

transitive + intransitive

: to relate badly or wrongly : to give an erroneous or inaccurate account of misrelate a story

First Known Use of misrelate

1621, in the meaning defined above

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“Misrelate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misrelate. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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