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

Keep scrolling for more

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 This creates a bias in the overall Covid-19 data that has ramifications for everyone, as this skew in the Covid-19 national estimates can misguide response efforts. Bonnielin Swenor, STAT, "Dearth of disability-related Covid-19 data can confound response efforts," 12 June 2020 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'misguide.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of misguide

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about misguide

Time Traveler for misguide

Time Traveler

The first known use of misguide was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for misguide

Cite this Entry

“Misguide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misguide. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on misguide

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for misguide

Britannica English: Translation of misguide for Arabic Speakers

Comments on misguide

What made you want to look up misguide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!