misdirect

verb mis·di·rect \ -də-ˈrekt , -(ˌ)dī- \

Definition of misdirect

transitive verb
1 :to give a wrong direction to
2 :to direct wrongly
  • misdirected their energies

Examples of misdirect in a Sentence

  1. Their mail was misdirected to our address.

  2. If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.

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First Known Use of misdirect

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MISDIRECT Defined for English Language Learners

misdirect

verb

Definition of misdirect for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MISDIRECT Defined for Kids

misdirect

verb mis·di·rect \ ˌmis-də-ˈrekt \

Definition of misdirect for Students

misdirected; misdirecting
:to send to the wrong place The mail was misdirected.


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