Misstate Mis*state", v. t. To state wrongly; as, to misstate a question in debate. --Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster]

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  • misstate — UK US /ˌmɪsˈsteɪt/ verb [T] ► to state something that is false or not accurate: »The quarterly report misstated the amount of grant money distributed. »misstate facts/numbers/figures …   Financial and business terms

  • misstate — I verb be deceptive, be erroneous, deceive, delude, dissemble, distort, falsify, give a false impression, give a wrong idea, lead astray, lead into error, lie, misguide, misinform, mislead, misreport, misrepresent, pervert, prevaricate, state… …   Law dictionary

  • misstate — (v.) also mis state, 1640s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + STATE (Cf. state) (v.). Related: Misstated; misstating …   Etymology dictionary

  • misstate — [misstāt′] vt. misstated, misstating to state incorrectly or falsely misstatement n …   English World dictionary

  • misstate — [[t]mɪ̱sste͟ɪt[/t]] misstates, misstating, misstated VERB If you misstate something, you state it incorrectly or give false information about it. [mainly AM] [V n] Look at the false police reports that omitted or misstated crucial facts... [be V… …   English dictionary

  • misstate — transitive verb Date: 1650 to state incorrectly ; give a false account of • misstatement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misstate — misstatement, n. misstater, n. /mis stayt /, v.t., misstated, misstating. to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about. [1640 50; MIS 1 + STATE] Syn. misreport, falsify, alter, distort. * * * …   Universalium

  • misstate — verb To make a statement that is in error, to say incorrectly, have a slip of the tongue. Implies an unintentional error in speaking rather than an intentional lie. The speaker misstated the year of his grandfathers birth by a hundred years, it… …   Wiktionary

  • misstate — Synonyms and related words: belie, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, color, disguise, distort, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, falsify, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misstate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deceive, misrepresent, misquote; see exaggerate . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly: belie, color, distort, falsify, load, misrepresent, pervert, twist,… …   English dictionary for students

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