misadvise

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

Definition of misadvise

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

First Known Use of misadvise

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Misadvise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadvise. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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