Definition of mislead
- His comments were a deliberate attempt to mislead the public.
- exciting as they are, they mislead
- —E. M. Forster
We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead the public.
We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead.
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before 12th century
: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true
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