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mislead

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to cause to believe what is untrue
  • the coral snake's attractive colors can mislead you into thinking that it is harmless
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deceive, mislead, delude, beguile mean to lead astray or frustrate usually by underhandedness. deceive implies imposing a false idea or belief that causes ignorance, bewilderment, or helplessness.
    • tried to deceive me about the cost
mislead implies a leading astray that may or may not be intentional.
    • I was misled by the confusing sign
delude implies deceiving so thoroughly as to obscure the truth.
    • we were deluded into thinking we were safe
beguile stresses the use of charm and persuasion in deceiving.
    • was beguiled by false promises

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