misremember

verb, transitive + intransitive mis·re·mem·ber \ ˌmis-ri-ˈmem-bər \

Definition of misremember

misremembered; misremembering
1 : to remember incorrectly
  • When people report on complex social or political situations, they may misremember many of the specifics … yet can accurately describe the basic situation that took place.
  • —Rita L. Atkinson et al.
  • Perhaps I misremember. But I think not.
  • —Anne F. Thurston
2 chiefly dialectal : to be unable to remember : forget
  • … I misremember what I came here for.
  • —Rudyard Kipling

First Known Use of misremember

1533

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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