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
A story Monday about SEPTA's paratransit services misstated the health condition of Elizabeth Dean-Clower, an activist for the disabled in Boston.
OBITUARIES An obituary on July 24 about the actor John Heard misstated his full name and the name of his son.
The newsletter dated July 18, 2017, misstated the city government that receives Chicago’s parking revenues.
An article last Wednesday about the baker Pascal Rigo’s plan to start a chain of boulangeries in France misstated the surname of an executive of Starbucks, which bought a business from Mr. Rigo.
Trump himself has been the source of much of the confusing talk about Russia, denying meetings only to be proven wrong and misstating even his own communications with Russian leaders in recent days.
President Trump took another shot at former FBI Director James B. Comey in a Monday morning Twitter message that misstated a key element of a story published in a Capitol Hill newspaper.
An earlier version of this article misstated the neighborhood where the shooting took place.
Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill - actually goes up.
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First Known Use of misstate
Synonymsbend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, garble, pervert, slant, twist, warp
Related Wordsmisdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricate
Near Antonymsclarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher
MISSTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misstate for English Language Learners
: to state or report (something) incorrectly
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