Meaning of “misquote” in the English Dictionary

"misquote" in British English

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misquoteverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmɪsˈkwəʊt/ us /ˌmɪsˈkwoʊt/

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 /ˌmɪs.kwoʊˈteɪ.ʃən/

That was a deliberate misquotation of what I said.

(Definition of “misquote” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misquote" in American English

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misquoteverb [ T ]

us /mɪsˈkwoʊt/

to repeat something someone has said or written in a way that is not accurate:

Lines from his essay were misquoted in the book.

(Definition of “misquote” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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