: to lead in a wrong direction or into a mistaken action or belief often by deliberate deceit
: to lead astray : give a wrong impression
— mis·lead·er noun
— mis·lead·ing·ly \-ˈlē-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of MISLEAD
- We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead the public.
- The early results misled us into thinking we would win the election easily.
- We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead.
First Known Use of MISLEAD
before 12th century
Related to MISLEAD
- bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, deceive, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick
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