misquote


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mis·quote

 (mĭs-kwōt′)
tr.v. mis·quot·ed, mis·quot·ing, mis·quotes
To quote incorrectly.

mis′quo·ta′tion (-kwō-tā′shən) n.
mis·quot′er n.

misquote

(ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt)
vb
to quote (a text, speech, etc) inaccurately
ˌmisquoˈtation n

mis•quote

(mɪsˈkwoʊt)

v. -quot•ed, -quot•ing,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to quote incorrectly.
n.
2. Also, mis`quo•ta′tion. an incorrect quotation.

misquote


Past participle: misquoted
Gerund: misquoting

Imperative
misquote
misquote
Present
I misquote
you misquote
he/she/it misquotes
we misquote
you misquote
they misquote
Preterite
I misquoted
you misquoted
he/she/it misquoted
we misquoted
you misquoted
they misquoted
Present Continuous
I am misquoting
you are misquoting
he/she/it is misquoting
we are misquoting
you are misquoting
they are misquoting
Present Perfect
I have misquoted
you have misquoted
he/she/it has misquoted
we have misquoted
you have misquoted
they have misquoted
Past Continuous
I was misquoting
you were misquoting
he/she/it was misquoting
we were misquoting
you were misquoting
they were misquoting
Past Perfect
I had misquoted
you had misquoted
he/she/it had misquoted
we had misquoted
you had misquoted
they had misquoted
Future
I will misquote
you will misquote
he/she/it will misquote
we will misquote
you will misquote
they will misquote
Future Perfect
I will have misquoted
you will have misquoted
he/she/it will have misquoted
we will have misquoted
you will have misquoted
they will have misquoted
Future Continuous
I will be misquoting
you will be misquoting
he/she/it will be misquoting
we will be misquoting
you will be misquoting
they will be misquoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misquoting
you have been misquoting
he/she/it has been misquoting
we have been misquoting
you have been misquoting
they have been misquoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misquoting
you will have been misquoting
he/she/it will have been misquoting
we will have been misquoting
you will have been misquoting
they will have been misquoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misquoting
you had been misquoting
he/she/it had been misquoting
we had been misquoting
you had been misquoting
they had been misquoting
Conditional
I would misquote
you would misquote
he/she/it would misquote
we would misquote
you would misquote
they would misquote
Past Conditional
I would have misquoted
you would have misquoted
he/she/it would have misquoted
we would have misquoted
you would have misquoted
they would have misquoted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misquote - an incorrect quotation
quotation, quote, citation - a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
Verb1.misquote - quote incorrectly; "He had misquoted the politician"
quote, cite - repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"

misquote

verb misrepresent, twist, distort, pervert, muddle, mangle, falsify, garble, misreport, misstate, quote or take out of context His letter was misquoted.
Translations

misquote

[ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt] VTcitar incorrectamente
he was misquoted in the pressla prensa no reprodujo con exactitud sus palabras

misquote

[ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt] vtciter erronément or inexactement

misquote

vtfalsch zitieren; he was misquoted as having said …man unterstellte ihm, gesagt zu haben …

misquote

[ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt] vtcitare erroneamente
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