Definition of mislead
: to lead in a wrong direction or into a mistaken action or belief often by deliberate deceit <His comments were a deliberate attempt to mislead the public.>
: to lead astray : give a wrong impression <exciting as they are, they mislead — E. M. Forster>
misleadinglyplay \-ˈlē-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of mislead in a sentence
We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead the public.
We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of mislead
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of mislead
MISLEAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mislead for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true
MISLEAD Defined for Kids
Definition of mislead for Students
: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true <His comments were intended to mislead the public.>
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