Definition of misdirect
1 : to give a wrong direction to
2 : to direct wrongly misdirected their energies
Examples of misdirect in a sentence
Their mail was misdirected to our address.
If he tells you he's not interested, he's trying to misdirect you.
First Known Use of misdirect
MISDIRECT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of misdirect for Students
: to send to the wrong place The mail was misdirected.
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