mis·​re·​port ˌmis-ri-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce misreport (audio)
misreported; misreporting

transitive verb

: to report (something) falsely : to give an incorrect account of
… the company announced that it had misreported its 2014 financial performance …Adam Vaccaro
: to give an incorrect report of the words or opinions of
The papers … misreported him beautifully. They twisted his words and phrases away from the context, and turned his subdued and controlled remarks into a howling anarchistic speech.Jack London

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of misreport was in the 15th century

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“Misreport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misreport. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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