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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web And any comparison to the system used by Iowa Democrats is misguided, says Bea Covington, executive director of King Conservation District. Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg.com, "Seattle Holds Landmark Mobile Election in Wake of Iowa Failure," 8 May 2020 This is the second round of payments APS is making following an Arizona Republic report last year that showed the company misguided thousands of customers regarding the cheapest rate plan. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "APS paying additional refunds to customers on costly rate plans," 6 May 2020 An American hero has died and Russians are attempting to misguide, but first: a cartoon about shopping convenience. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "Katherine Johnson Dies, Russia Sows Election Chaos, and More News," 24 Feb. 2020 Another concept misguiding some voters is the move to use MaxPreps for seeding all tournaments beginning in 2021. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, "TMC continues to define its statewide tournament proposal," 11 Feb. 2020 Whoever was charged with making the day’s allotment of guacamole was also misguided in the amount of salt used. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Not all tacos are created equal at this Mexican restaurant in St. Matthews," 15 Jan. 2020 Some Republicans don’t believe the ban goes far enough: Colorado Right to Life calls the measure misguided. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "Courts add urgency to abortion fight in Colorado and nationally," 23 Dec. 2019 But to start comparing one group's pain to the other is misguided. NBC News, "Meet the Press - November 24, 2019," 24 Nov. 2019 The skepticism was warranted; both women began playing music in their teens, the Runaways especially guided and misguided by older men with sometimes prurient interests who treated the group as a novelty. chicagotribune.com, "How rock veterans from Runaways, Fanny joined forces," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2020

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“Misguide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguide. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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