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misquote

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt/  us   /-ˈkwoʊt/
to repeat something someone has said in a way that is not accurate: Her promise was deliberately misquoted by her opponents, who then used it against her. I never said that at all - the press misquoted me.
misquotation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.kwəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-kwoʊ-/
That was a deliberate misquotation of what I said.
Translations of “misquote”
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤地引用,誤引…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误地引证,误引…
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