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mislead

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Definition of mislead

Etymology

    mis- +‎ lead

Pronunciation

Verb

mislead (third-person singular simple present misleads, present participle misleading, simple past and past participle misled)

(transitive)

  1. (literally) To lead astray, in a false direction.
  2. To deceive by telling lies or otherwise giving a false impression.
  3. To deceptively trick into something wrong.

    The preacher elaborated Satan's ways to mislead us into sin

  4. To accidentally or intentionally confuse.

Synonyms

  • (lead in a false direction): misguide, misinform
  • (deceive by giving a false impression): deceive, delude, beguile, cheat
  • (trick into something wrong): seduce

Derived terms

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