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mislead

mis·lead

mislead

 
 
pronunciation:
mihs lid
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misleading, misleads, misled
definition 1: to guide in a wrong direction.
The inaccurate instructions mislead us.
synonyms:
misdirect, misguide
similar words:
betray, decoy, lure, misinform, throw
definition 2: to cause (someone) to believe in something false or to make a wrong choice.
His brother misled him into thinking it was a good investment.
synonyms:
corrupt, dupe, fool, misguide, pervert, seduce
similar words:
beguile, betray, bluff, deceive, entice, lure, misinform, mock, tempt, trip
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derivations: misleading (adj.), misleadingly (adv.)
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