mis·​guide | \-ˈgīd \
misguided; misguiding; misguides

Definition of misguide 

transitive verb

: to lead astray : misdirect prejudice misguides our minds

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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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Even if those feelings are misguided, based on falsehoods, fickle, or fleeting, the opportunity to be counted is strongly valued and has a revered place in America. Jennifer Victor, Vox, "What good are elections, anyway?," 30 Oct. 2018 Get our daily newsletter But portraying widespread labour shortages as an economic problem is misguided. The Economist, "Worker shortages could heal America’s economy," 12 July 2018 But the authors of an article in the Harvard Environmental Law Review concluded the criticism that sue and settle enables agencies to skirt a law's intent is misguided. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "7 ways Scott Pruitt's legacy at EPA will live on," 6 July 2018 Was this decision telling contestants that their involvement in the swimsuit competition was actually misguided the whole time? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Case For Miss America's Swimsuit Competition," 6 June 2018 Dating back to the Senior Bowl in January, Dorsey has defended Mayfield's character and complimented his passion for the game, even if it's misguided at times. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Browns' interest in Baker Mayfield seems sincere, per source, and John Dorsey praises him," 26 Mar. 2018 This decision is misguided and denies the reality that bankrupt foreign companies will be the beneficiaries of an American taxpayer bailout. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, "Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels and washing machines in first major trade action of 2018," 22 Jan. 2018 The agonizing realization that help will not be arriving, and that your goal of traversing the Northwest Passage was misguided at best, dangerous at worst. refinery29.com, "Read The True Story That Inspired The Terror & You'll Never Face Cold Weather Again," 27 Mar. 2018 The Ohio rapper takes a trip to the mountains to reflect on his life and living in a world misguided by social media. Rachel George, Billboard, "Stalley Reflects on Life, Looks Forward to His Future in 'Holy Quran' Video," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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