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misreport

[mis-ri-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˌmɪs rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to report incorrectly or falsely.
noun
2.
an incorrect or false report.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English misreport(e) (noun), misreporten (v.); see mis-1, report
Related forms
misreporter, noun
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Examples from the web for misreport
  • One regime shall have no reporting burden, there shall be no opportunity to misreport.
  • By not verifying application data, opportunities existed for unqualified businesses to misreport information and be approved.
  • In particular, the rise of stock option compensation has increased the incentives to misreport key information.
  • We focus the majority of our audits on employers in industries that are more likely to misreport information or file incorrectly.
  • Applicants often misreport the amount withheld as the amount paid, even though they later received a refund.
  • Response error occurs because some respondents may intentionally or unintentionally misreport information.
British Dictionary definitions for misreport

misreport

/ˌmɪsrɪˈpɔːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to report falsely or inaccurately
noun
2.
an inaccurate or false report
Derived Forms
misreporter, noun
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Word Origin and History for misreport
v.

c.1400, from mis- (1) + report (v.). Related: Misreported; misreporting.

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