Misquote
Misquote Mis*quote", v. t. & i. To quote erroneously or incorrectly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • misquote — (v.) 1590s; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + QUOTE (Cf. quote) (v.). First recorded in Shakespeare. Looke how we can, or sad or merrily, Interpretation will misquote our lookes. [ I Hen. IV, v.ii.13] Related: Misquoted; misquoting. As a noun from 1855 …   Etymology dictionary

  • misquote — index distort, falsify, misrepresent, slant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misquote — ► VERB ▪ quote inaccurately. DERIVATIVES misquotation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misquote — [mis kwōt′] vt., vi. misquoted, misquoting to quote incorrectly misquotation n …   English World dictionary

  • misquote — UK [mɪsˈkwəʊt] / US [mɪsˈkwoʊt] verb [transitive] Word forms misquote : present tense I/you/we/they misquote he/she/it misquotes present participle misquoting past tense misquoted past participle misquoted to report wrongly what someone said or… …   English dictionary

  • misquote — misrepresent / misquote [v] lie, distort adulterate, angle, beard*, belie, build up, cloak, color, con, confuse, cover up, disguise, distort, dress, embellish, embroider, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, garble, give snow job*, mangle, mask,… …   New thesaurus

  • misquote — misquoter, n. /mis kwoht /, v., misquoted, misquoting, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to quote incorrectly. n. 2. a quotation that is incorrect. [1590 1600; MIS 1 + QUOTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misquote — verb a) To incorrectly recite a quote. Im so embarrassed, I misquoted Hamlet to a professor of Shakespeare . b) To incorrectly record a quote. The newspaper had to publish a correction after they misquoted the President …   Wiktionary

  • misquote — Synonyms and related words: belie, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, color, contort, disguise, distort, do amiss, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, falsify, fudge, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gild, gloss, gloss over, mask,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misquote — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. miscite, misrepresent; twist, garble, distort. See distortion, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. distort, overstate, misrepresent; see exaggerate …   English dictionary for students

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