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: An earlier version of this column misstated the number of African-American senators.
The original version of this story misstated the title of Kanti Patel, front desk clerk at the Budget Inn.
In the Arts Entertainment section, a review Monday misstated details about the Lyric Opera and ownership of the Civic Opera Building.
Correction: The original version of this story misstated when the Jones Act was put into place.
Correction: The original version of this story misstated the position of Bill Cassidy.
The Post graphic also misstates the poverty threshold for an over-65 couple, which is not $16,242 but closer to $14,604.
An article on Sunday about unusual profit-making ventures of North Korean embassies around the world misstated the status of a youth hostel operating in what was originally North Korean diplomatic quarters in Berlin.
On Thursday, Cohn stumbled somewhat in answering questions about the tax reform effort, including misstating the average American income and suggesting a kitchen could be renovated for $1,000.
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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
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