misquote

[mis-kwoht]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misquoted, misquoting.
1.
to quote incorrectly.
noun
2.
a quotation that is incorrect.

Origin:
1590–1600; mis-1 + quote

misquoter, noun
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misquote (ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt)
 
vb
to quote (a text, speech, etc) inaccurately
 
misquo'tation
 
n

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misquote
1596; see mis- (1) + 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]
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Example sentences
The author did not misquote the film, but paraphrased it, to make a different point.
Another common form of sloppiness is writers who misquote or incorrectly cite their sources.
Athletes have been known to complain that reporters misquote them or spin their statements.
They mention a position he ran on a while back and he claims it was a misquote or a mistake.
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