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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English misreporten, equivalent to mis- +‎ report.


misreport (third-person singular simple present misreports, present participle misreporting, simple past and past participle misreported)

  1. (transitive) To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
    • 2009, David B. Sachsman, ‎S. Kittrell Rushing, ‎Roy Morris, Seeking a Voice (page 156)
      Often, she would discover facts that had been overlooked or misreported by the mainstream press.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mysreport, equivalent to mis- +‎ report.


misreport (plural misreports)

  1. A false report.