Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To report mistakenly or falsely.
  • n. An inaccurate or wrong report.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To incorrectly report.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An erroneous report; a false or incorrect account given.
  • v. To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To report incorrectly.
  • To give a false report of; misrepresent maliciously; backbite; slander.
  • To make an incorrect report.
  • n. A false or incorrect report.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fox News Channel talk-show host Bill O'Reilly used his "talking points" feature on Monday night (Feb. 28) to once again misreport the SpongeBob SquarePants issue, criticizing conservative "culture warriors" for allegedly saying that the popular children's cartoon character is gay.

    03/02/2005

  • Any clue on what I can do? here as to why Vista seems to 'misreport' shrink-space availability, along with a few suggested solutions.

    Wilders Security Forums

  • That's triple the 7 percent "misreport" rate of taxpayers who make between $30,000 and $50,000 and well over double the 8 percent cheating rate by taxpayers between $50,000 and $100,000.

    UUpdates - All updates

  • "misreport" related activities on their tax returns.

    Brian Gibbons - Real Estate Coach

  • White House visitor logs misreport the meeting, instead listing Caitlin Naidoff, an aide to Rouse, as an attendee.

    The Sunlight Foundation: Solyndra Investor Had Three White House Meetings on Energy Policy

  • Odd cnn that every other poll has the GOP winning … could you be trying to misreport a news story here???

    Poll: New Jersey gubernatorial race tightens up

  • Indeed, it indirectly explains why it can be difficult for someone trying to learn about the quantum world to do so: Due to the metaphysical concerns typically in play, there exists a tendency to exaggerate or misreport the results of QP-level experiments, or perhaps worse, unjustifiably minimize the strangeness and philosophical relevance of those experiments.

    Book Review: Quantum Enigma

  • He knows that no matter what he says, the conservatives and their minions will twist and turn it against him and the media will misreport it ..

    Obama: Taped ACORN misdeeds should be investigated

  • Our media teams should be fighting back the inaccurate reporting, setting the record straight and even prosecuting news agencies when they clearly misreport the facts to negatively affect public opinion of the police and, therefore, our effectiveness.

    Room 101 « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • As with any novel research, these preliminary findings need to be repeated in future studies, particularly since self-reported data can be skewed if participants inaccurately recall or misreport their feelings.

    Could Those Hours Online Be Making Kids Nicer?

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