follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

misstate

[mis-steyt] /mɪsˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), misstated, misstating.
1.
to state wrongly or misleadingly; make a wrong statement about.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; mis-1 + state
Related forms
misstatement, noun
misstater, noun
Synonyms
misreport, falsify, alter, distort.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for misstatement

misstate

/ˌmɪsˈsteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to state incorrectly
Derived Forms
misstatement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for misstatement
n.

1790, from misstate + -ment.

misstate

v.

also mis-state, 1640s, from mis- (1) + state (v.). Related: Misstated; misstating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Slide the arrow to see easier and harder words for misstate
Easy Moderate Difficult

Word Value for misstatement

16
19
Scrabble Words With Friends