Definition of misremember in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmisrəˈmembər/ /ˌmɪsrəˈmɛmbər/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Remember imperfectly or incorrectly.

    ‘all this sounds fanciful and is perhaps misremembered’
    • ‘unless I misremember, you didn't leave alone’
    • ‘In Stoppard's poignant and witty memory play, the poet lies on his deathbed remembering and misremembering his emotional and scholarly life.’
    • ‘Embarrassingly, I misremembered the Ray Bradbury title I listed as one of my top five!’
    • ‘Unfortunately, she - well, let's put it kindly and say she misremembered the ‘research’ she was quoting, as I discovered when I e-mailed her.’
    • ‘So there's a chance I've misremembered the author.’
    • ‘But Wilson may have been told differently at the time, or may have misremembered the story in a way that tended to magnify his own importance.’
    • ‘At some point, at least a year ago, probably longer, I misremembered my account ID and have been entering it wrong ever since.’
    • ‘Part of the reason he is giving away the collection is because of failing health, so it's possible he just misremembered the place the professor was calling from.’
    • ‘I am well aware that I have probably misremembered my A-level history, but no one had anything better.’
    • ‘Turns out he slightly misremembered the dream, but the point stands nonetheless… the example is just instrumental.’
    • ‘What this means, in practical terms, is that despite long lines at the airport, sunburns, and disappointing meals, people often misremember their vacations as more idyllic than they actually were.’
    • ‘If I try to talk to you about it, you have this odd habit of ‘forgetting’ the episode or misremembering the details.’
    • ‘I just fired up the previous game a few minutes ago to make sure that I haven't been misremembering it, and I immediately found it much friendlier.’
    • ‘It might have been the same experiment and I'm just misremembering it, actually.’
    • ‘How much time elapsed before he wrote a full description of the combat action remains unknown, but it could easily have been long enough for some details to be misremembered or lost entirely.’
    • ‘An idea I like better is that he measured the distance in terms of paces, and later misremembered the number as counting feet.’
    • ‘The fact that a particular respondent uses a placebo in a clinical context is not likely to be misremembered, however, even if the frequency is misjudged.’
    • ‘He is often misremembered as asserting that real interest is independent of inflation and monetary shocks.’
    • ‘I guess the most obvious mundane explanation is that you misremembered where you were when you ran across it.’
    • ‘However, researchers also found that older healthy adults showed distortions, misremembering personal details about the terrorist attacks 25 percent of the time.’
    • ‘Chris is either misremembering or deliberately conflating two separate issues.’