misreport

verb mis·re·port \ ˌmis-ri-ˈpȯrt \

Definition of misreport

misreported; misreporting
1 : to report (something) falsely : to give an incorrect account of
  • … the company announced that it had misreported its 2014 financial performance …
  • —Adam Vaccaro
2 : 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

First Known Use of misreport

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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