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[mis-kwoht] /mɪsˈkwoʊt/

verb (used with or without object), misquoted, misquoting.
to incorrectly.
a quotation that is incorrect.
to quote (a text, speech, etc) inaccurately

1590s; see mis- (1) + quote (v.). First recorded in Shakespeare.

Looke how we can, or sad or merrily, Interpretation will misquote our lookes. [“I Hen. IV,” v.ii.13]

Related: Misquoted; misquoting. As a noun from 1855.


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