Simple Definition of misdirect
: 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
1 : to give a wrong direction to
2 : to direct wrongly <misdirected their energies>
Examples of misdirect in a sentence
Their mail was misdirected to our address.
If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.
First Known Use of misdirect
Rhymes with misdirect
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MISDIRECT Defined for Kids
Definition of misdirect for Students
: to send to the wrong place <The mail was misdirected.>
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