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mislead

verb

1 mislead

Lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions.

synonyms: lead astray, misdirect, misguide.

Roget 477: judge intuitively, judge by intuition; hazard a proposition, hazard a guess, talk at random.    reason ill, falsely etc. adj.; misjudge etc. 481; paralogize.    ... show more

Roget 495: be erroneous etc. adj.. cause error; mislead, misguide; lead astray, lead into error; beguile, misinform etc. (misteach) 538; delude; ... show more

Roget 538: misinform, misteach, misdescribe, misinstruct, miscorrect; misdirect, misguide; pervert; put on a false scent, throw off the scent, throw off the trail; deceive etc. 545; ... show more

Dutch: bedotten, bedriegen, begoochelen, misleiden, mystificeren



2 mislead

Give false or misleading information to.

synonym: misinform.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abuse, bamboozle, be untruthful, beguile, betray, bluff, bowl a googly, bunk, con, corrupt, cozen, debauch, deceive, defile, deflower, delude, despoil, double-cross, draw the longbow, dupe ... show more.

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