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mislead

mis·lead

mislead

 
pronunciation:
mihs lid
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part of speech: verb
inflections: misleading, misleads, misled
definition 1: to guide in a wrong direction.
We were misled by the guide and got lost in the woods.
similar words:
decoy, lure
definition 2: to cause to think or act in a wrong manner.
The flashy advertisement misled them into thinking the game was exciting.
synonyms:
corrupt, fool
similar words:
deceive, lure, tempt, trip
derivations: misleading (adj.), misleadingly (adv.)
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