transitive verbmis·stat·ed, mis·stat·ing, mis·states
To state wrongly or falsely.
(third-person singular simple present misstates, present participle misstating, simple past and past participle misstated)
- To make a statement that is in error, to say incorrectly, have a slip of the tongue. Implies an unintentional error in speaking rather than an intentional lie.
- The speaker misstated the year of his grandfather's birth by a hundred years, it was an honest mistake, how often does one speak of the 1800s?