misguide

verb
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

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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 But those jabs were misguided, spun by malcontents to stoke anger against an iniquitous regime the queen neither created nor controlled. Jeffrey Westbrook. Styled By Will Kahn, Town & Country, "Bourgeouis? Moi? This Season Is Fashion's Rich Girl Revenge," 22 Aug. 2019 Trump will win politically, the progressives will gain more ammo for their argument that American support for Israel is misguided, and Israel will be the ultimate loser. Michael J. Koplow, The New Republic, "Israel’s Decision to Ban U.S. Congresswomen Is Self-Defeating," 15 Aug. 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 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. Katherine Turman, Los Angeles Times, "How two fearless rock pioneers survived the ’70s and found each other four decades later," 25 July 2019 But he likely would have considered focusing on a small group of model organisms to be misguided, Allen said. Quanta Magazine, "Biologists Search for New Model Organisms," 26 July 2016 Asking the foremost tech giants to self-police by virtue of a governing document harkens back to the idealism of the nascent Web and Berners-Lee isn’t misguided in pointing out that his baby needs saving. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Tim Berners-Lee Wants a 'Magna Carta' to Save the Modern Internet. He's Way Too Late.," 8 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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