mislabel


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mis·la·bel

 (mĭs-lā′bəl)
tr.v. mis·la·beled, mis·la·bel·ing, mis·la·bels also mis·la·belled or mis·la·bel·ling
To label inaccurately.

mislabel

(ˌmɪsˈleɪbəl)
vb (tr) , -bels, -belling or -belled, -bels, -beling or -beled
to label wrongly

mis•la•bel

(mɪsˈleɪ bəl)

v.t. -beled, -bel•ing or (esp. Brit.) -belled, -bel•ling.
to label wrongly, incorrectly, or misleadingly: to mislabel a bottle of medicine.
[1945–50]

mislabel


Past participle: mislabelled
Gerund: mislabelling

Imperative
mislabel
mislabel
Present
I mislabel
you mislabel
he/she/it mislabels
we mislabel
you mislabel
they mislabel
Preterite
I mislabelled
you mislabelled
he/she/it mislabelled
we mislabelled
you mislabelled
they mislabelled
Present Continuous
I am mislabelling
you are mislabelling
he/she/it is mislabelling
we are mislabelling
you are mislabelling
they are mislabelling
Present Perfect
I have mislabelled
you have mislabelled
he/she/it has mislabelled
we have mislabelled
you have mislabelled
they have mislabelled
Past Continuous
I was mislabelling
you were mislabelling
he/she/it was mislabelling
we were mislabelling
you were mislabelling
they were mislabelling
Past Perfect
I had mislabelled
you had mislabelled
he/she/it had mislabelled
we had mislabelled
you had mislabelled
they had mislabelled
Future
I will mislabel
you will mislabel
he/she/it will mislabel
we will mislabel
you will mislabel
they will mislabel
Future Perfect
I will have mislabelled
you will have mislabelled
he/she/it will have mislabelled
we will have mislabelled
you will have mislabelled
they will have mislabelled
Future Continuous
I will be mislabelling
you will be mislabelling
he/she/it will be mislabelling
we will be mislabelling
you will be mislabelling
they will be mislabelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mislabelling
you have been mislabelling
he/she/it has been mislabelling
we have been mislabelling
you have been mislabelling
they have been mislabelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mislabelling
you will have been mislabelling
he/she/it will have been mislabelling
we will have been mislabelling
you will have been mislabelling
they will have been mislabelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mislabelling
you had been mislabelling
he/she/it had been mislabelling
we had been mislabelling
you had been mislabelling
they had been mislabelling
Conditional
I would mislabel
you would mislabel
he/she/it would mislabel
we would mislabel
you would mislabel
they would mislabel
Past Conditional
I would have mislabelled
you would have mislabelled
he/she/it would have mislabelled
we would have mislabelled
you would have mislabelled
they would have mislabelled
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