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mis- +‎ remember



misremember (third-person singular simple present misremembers, present participle misremembering, simple past and past participle misremembered)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To remember incorrectly.
    • 1641, April 21, Lord George Digby, "Delivery to the House of Commons on the Bill of Attainder against Stratford":
      . . . that he, who twice upon oath, with time of recollection, could not remember anything of such a business, might well, a third time, misremember somewhat.
    • 1750, Ralph Griffiths, The Monthly Review:
      His name, if I do not misremember, was Peter Otsequot.
    • 1801, Jonathan Swift, The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Oxford, p. 33:
      I have been assured [] if I misremember not.
    • 1994, David Morrell, Blood Oath, McMillan, page 17:
      Did the military screw things up, or did you simply misremember?