misinform

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verb mis·in·form \ ˌmis-in-ˈfȯrm \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of misinform

transitive verb
:to give incorrect or misleading information to (someone) :to inform (someone) wrongly
  • That small, self-serving cabal managed to misinform generations of Americans with malicious myths that misshaped history.
  • —Dana D. Kelley
  • "Pardon me," interrupted Alfred Inglethorp, "you have been misinformed. I had no quarrel with my dear wife. … "
  • —Agatha Christie
— see also misinformed

First Known Use of misinform

14th century



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