from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To state wrongly or falsely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To state wrongly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To state wrongly; make an erroneous representation of: as, to misstate a question in debate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. state something incorrectly
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But people routinely misstate the truth in online profiles, about everything from their age to their name.
I don't want to misstate to the Court exactly what it authorized to do because I have not read the particular order in quite some time.
Because I just don't want to misstate exactly what we were authorized to do.
In other appearances, Mr. Perry has misstated the number of Supreme Court justices and seemed to misstate the voting age.
Desiderius: Maybe you can help me understand why illibertarians tend to so fundamentally misstate our arguments.
Maybe you can help me understand why illibertarians tend to so fundamentally misstate our arguments.
It was a forum for people to repeatedly misstate the positions of their opponents.
You miss the point of the Kucinich and Boehner resolutions and misstate the Founders' intentions.
Note that many of the articles continue misstate the actual facts that are easily available on video or audio tape and backed up by witnesses.
Mr. Obama certainly feels that it is his right to demonize and trivialize and misstate the concerns of his opponents.