misstate

verb mis·state \ ˌmis-ˈstāt \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

Definition of misstate

transitive verb
: to state incorrectly : give a false account of

misstatement

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of misstate in a Sentence

  1. The company misstated its profits.

  2. An article in yesterday's paper misstated the name of the district attorney.

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First Known Use of misstate

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MISSTATE Defined for English Language Learners

misstate

verb

Definition of misstate for English Language Learners

  • : to state or report (something) incorrectly



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