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
bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gull, have, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, snow, spoof, string along, take in, trick;
do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes;
: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true
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