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
Their mail was misdirected to our address.
If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.
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Rhymes with misdirect
acrolect, architect, birth defect, circumspect, deselect, dialect, disaffect, disconnect, disinfect, disrespect, edge effect, genuflect, grapholect, incorrect, indirect, in effect, intellect, interject, intersect, introject, introspect, lake effect, preselect, re-collect, recollect, redirect, reelect, resurrect, retrospect, self-respect, side effect, turtlenecked, vivisect
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