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.
Recent Examples of mislead from the Web
Several lawyers who specialize in family law or legal ethics told The Republic that any attorney who discovers their client misled a court, whether intentionally or not, must inform the judge.
The World Resources Institute contends that those figures are misleading because the group based projections on an unnecessarily expensive route to achieving the 2025 targets agreed to under the Paris deal.
Flynn resigned in February after misleading senior White House officials about his interactions with Russia's ambassador to the United States.
The lawsuit accuses Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Allergan of misleading doctors into over-prescribing opioids by downplaying the dangers of their drugs.
But Messer misled him and lied, state Department of Health records reveal.
The employees contend they were misled about the type of chemical that spilled when they were called to the classroom.
May has repeatedly sought to warn voters that the 20-point lead the Tories had at the start of the campaign last month could be misleading.
Yet Tanaka has gone 44-20 for the Yankees, befitting his status of ace, even if wins and losses can be misleading for pitchers.
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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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