misstate

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From mis- +‎ state.

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misstate (third-person singular simple present misstates, present participle misstating, simple past and past participle misstated)

  1. To make a statement that is in error, inadvertently; to say incorrectly, through a slip of the tongue.
    The speaker misstated the year of his grandfather's birth by a hundred years, but it was an honest mistake: how often does one speak of the 1800s?

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