from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To state wrongly or falsely.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To state wrongly; make an erroneous representation of: as, to
misstatea question in debate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To state wrongly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To make a
statementthat is in error, to say incorrectly, have a slip of the tongue. Implies an unintentional error in speaking rather than an intentional lie.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb state something incorrectly
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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.
Desiderius: Maybe you can help me understand why illibertarians tend to so fundamentally misstate our arguments.
You miss the point of the Kucinich and Boehner resolutions and misstate the Founders' intentions.
Maybe you can help me understand why illibertarians tend to so fundamentally misstate our arguments.
In other appearances, Mr. Perry has misstated the number of Supreme Court justices and seemed to misstate the voting age.
Perry Crisscrosses Iowa in Search of Road to Revival Danny Yadron 2011
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.
But people routinely misstate the truth in online profiles, about everything from their age to their name.
Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony? Orin S. Kerr 2011
Because I just don't want to misstate exactly what we were authorized to do.
It was a forum for people to repeatedly misstate the positions of their opponents.
The strange media coverage of Obama's education policies Valerie Strauss 2010