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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Other Words from misstate

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 An earlier version of this story misstated the number of communities in TIF District 14. Erin Glynn, Cincinnati.com, "'We were not informed.' Price Hill community councils say they were not consulted on River Rd. stoplight," 21 Jan. 2020 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the age of Steinhorn’s daughter. Graham Vyse, Washington Post, "He wrote the book on boomers, and he thinks the Gen Z rap against them isn’t quite OK," 27 Jan. 2020 An earlier version of this article misstated the second date. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, "What Are the Fed’s Stress Tests?," 20 June 2018 Correction: An earlier version misstated the number of brick-and-mortar retail locations of the RealReal. Mandy Behbehani, SFChronicle.com, "How Bay Area sellers are cashing in on the online resale boom," 20 Sep. 2019 Correction, June 25: The original version of this story misstated the city where the U.S. women’s soccer team played Spain on June 24. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Trump Says It's Inappropriate for U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe to Protest During the National Anthem," 25 June 2019 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the chemical formula for drinkable alcohol. Andrew Stark, WSJ, "‘Conscience’ Review: Wired to Care," 12 June 2019 Knox County Commonwealth's Attorney Jackie Steele and surviving family members of Mills have accused Bevin of misstating the state's case again Baker, arguing that the evidence was more than sufficient to convict him. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Family of convicted killer Bevin pardoned did 'nothing wrong' with fundraiser, lawyer says," 17 Dec. 2019 Winemaker transformed Pinot in state, Dec. 16, Bay Area, C2 The obituary of Burt Williams, which began on page C1, misstated the number of grandchildren who survive him. SFChronicle.com, "Corrections," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of misstate

1643, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misstate was in 1643

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18 Feb 2020

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“Misstate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misstate. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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: to state or report (something) incorrectly

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