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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.Quoting and making references
misquotation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.kwəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /-kwoʊ-/
That was a deliberate misquotation of what I said.Quoting and making references
(Definition of misquote from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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