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misdirect

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verb mis·di·rect \-də-ˈrekt, -(ˌ)dī-\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of misdirect

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a wrong direction to

  3. 2 :  to direct wrongly <misdirected their energies>

Examples of misdirect in a sentence

  1. Their mail was misdirected to our address.

  2. If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.



1603

First Known Use of misdirect

1603


MISDIRECT Defined for Kids

misdirect

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verb mis·di·rect \ˌmis-də-ˈrekt\

Definition of misdirect for Students

misdirectedmisdirecting

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




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