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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>

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

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