Definition of misdirect
- misdirected their energies
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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: 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
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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