misquote Definition

to quote someone inaccurately or falsely.

Using misquote: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "misquote" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The journalist misquoted the politician's statement.

  • Example

    Don't misquote me in your article.

  • Example

    He was accused of deliberately misquoting the Bible to support his argument.

misquote Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: misquote in Brief

The verb 'misquote' [ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt] means to inaccurately or falsely quote someone. It is often used in journalism and academic writing, as well as everyday conversation. Examples include 'The journalist misquoted the politician's statement.' and 'Don't misquote me in your article.' Synonyms include 'misrepresent' and 'distort.'