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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.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who quotes others inaccurately or incorrectly
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Kennedy was a serial misquoter. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," he ringingly declared, (mis)citing Edmund Burke.