misreport

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

Definition of misreport

transitive verb

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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“Misreport.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misreporting. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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