misremember

verb
mis·​re·​mem·​ber | \ ˌmis-ri-ˈmem-bər How to pronounce misremember (audio) \
misremembered; misremembering

Definition of misremember

transitive + intransitive

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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“Misremember.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misremember. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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