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
Recent Examples on the Web But the report is curiously ill-informed on some matters and positively misguided in others. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Should all connected cars have a physical network kill switch?," 18 Oct. 2019 Rouhani, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, claimed President Trump is misguided in his criticisms of Iran. Fox News, "Iranian President says terrorism has expanded 'wherever America has gone,' suggests Trump misguided in Fox News exclusive," 25 Sep. 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 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

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First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Misguide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguiding. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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