Definition of misstate
: to state incorrectly : give a false account of
misstatementplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of misstate in a Sentence
The company misstated its profits.
An article in yesterday's paper misstated the name of the district attorney.
Recent Examples of misstate from the Web
CORRECTION (June 2, 8:50 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the name of Ariel Vences-Lopez' immigration lawyer.
The newsletter dated May 30, 2017, misstated the year of the first moon landing:
A calendar item in Sunday's A&E misstated his gender.
The update also corrects an earlier version that misstated the name of her law school.
This story originally misstated the day the eclipse was seen.
SPORTS The On Horse Racing column on Monday, about the trainer Chad Brown, whose horse Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes, misstated the name of his hometown.
Because of mistaken earlier reports, a previous version of this post misstated the age of the bomber.
The original version of this article misstated the year Legoland Windsor opened.
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MISSTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misstate for English Language Learners
: to state or report (something) incorrectly
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