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misdirect

verb mis·di·rect \-də-ˈrekt, -(ˌ)dī-\

: to use or direct (something) in a way that is not correct or appropriate

: to send (someone or something) to the wrong place

: to give (someone) incorrect information

Full Definition of MISDIRECT

transitive verb
1
:  to give a wrong direction to
2
:  to direct wrongly <misdirected their energies>
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Examples of MISDIRECT

  1. Their mail was misdirected to our address.
  2. If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.

First Known Use of MISDIRECT

1603
MISDIRECTED Defined for Kids

misdirect

verb mis·di·rect \ˌmis-də-ˈrekt\
mis·di·rect·edmis·di·rect·ing

Definition of MISDIRECT for Kids

:  to send to the wrong place <The mail was misdirected.>

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