mis·​guide | \ ˌmis-ˈgīd How to pronounce misguide (audio) \
misguided; misguiding; misguides

Definition of misguide

transitive verb

: to lead astray : misdirect prejudice misguides our minds

Other Words from misguide

misguider noun

Examples of misguide in a Sentence

we were misguided by the flashy advertisements for what turned out to be pretty lousy pizza
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First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Misguide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguide. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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