mis·​state | \ ˌmis-ˈstāt How to pronounce misstate (audio) \
misstated; misstating; misstates

Definition of misstate

transitive verb

: to state incorrectly : give a false account of

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misstatement \ ˌmis-​ˈstāt-​mənt How to pronounce misstatement (audio) \ 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 on the Web Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the type of drug Gilead is working on. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "Progressives push Trump administration to ensure a future coronavirus vaccine is affordable," 5 Mar. 2020 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of international flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati airport is not screening for coronavirus," 28 Jan. 2020 Dog trainer guilty of animal cruelty, faces 10 years, March 8, Bay Area, B1 The story misstated the location of a dog training facility, whose owner was charged with animal cruelty, and the fate of the animals. SFChronicle.com, "Corrections," 11 Mar. 2020 Correction: This article originally misstated Equality California’s goal, which was to boost turnout among LGBTQ+ voters and allies in the city council election, not to ensure that every member of the city council continued to be LGBTQ. Jeremy B. Merrill, Quartz, "Political ads on Waze offer drivers rerouting to polling places," 28 Feb. 2020 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the year of Warren’s autobiography. Jess Bidgood, BostonGlobe.com, "Warren’s bankruptcy plan revives clash with Biden," 7 Jan. 2020 The president again ripped Biden over gaffes on the campaign trail, zeroing in on the former vice president recently misstating gun deaths. Will Steakin, ABC News, "Amid coronavirus threat, Trump holds South Carolina rally in latest effort to disrupt Democratic primary," 28 Feb. 2020 Editor's Note: This article originally misstated the name of the study's journal. Cheryl Ames, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 13 Feb. 2020 An earlier version misstated the year of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of misstate

1643, in the meaning defined above

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31 Mar 2020

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“Misstate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misstate. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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: to state or report (something) incorrectly

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