mis·​ad·​vise ˌmis-əd-ˈvīz How to pronounce misadvise (audio)
misadvised; misadvising

transitive verb

: to give wrong or poor advice to (someone)
… he felt that his attorneys failed to answer his specific questions and misadvised him on the potential consequences of his plea agreement.Mitchell Byars

Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misadvise was in 1548

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“Misadvise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadvise. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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