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Synonyms for mislead

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astray(verb)

    lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

    "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

    misaddress, debauch, pervert, vitiate, deprave, misguide, lead off, betray, subvert, profane, corrupt, debase, misdirect, demoralise, lead astray, misinform, demoralize, misadvise, deceive

  2. misinform, mislead(verb)

    give false or misleading information to

    misinform, lead astray, misdirect, misguide


  1. mislead(verb)

    To lead astray, in a false direction.

    misinform, misguide

  2. mislead(verb)

    To deceive by telling lies or otherwise giving a false impression.

    cheat, deceive, delude, beguile

  3. mislead(verb)

    To deceptively trick into something wrong.

    The preacher elaborated Satan's ways to mislead us into sin


Editors Contribution

  1. beguile

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deceive, misleading, disorientate, misinform, misled, delude, fool, cheat, confuse

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How to use mislead in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Wallace:

    What we are saying, and the law demands, is that Exxon not mislead its investors.

  2. Ivy Taylor:

    The video clip that surfaced on social media this weekend is a dishonest, politically motivated misrepresentation of my record on combating poverty, it was intentionally edited to mislead viewers.

  3. Donald Trump:

    These comments wind up hurting your leverage as a negotiator. Or mislead the Chinese into thinking you can take a lesser deal. i want Apple to make their iPhones and all of the great things that they make in the United States.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I didn't mislead you, I told you my state of mind at the time and I was making clear I never met him, figure it out for yourself and what does it matter. No matter what I tell you you will make it somehow suspicious. This is a waste of time for me.

  5. The Clinton campaign:

    Donald Trump has stated very clearly throughout Donald Trump campaign that Donald Trump will deport everyone who is undocumented, something that was reinforced in Donald Trump speech in Arizona, what we saw today is Mike Pence and Trump’s top campaign officials attempt to mislead voters about their mass deportation policy by using soft words to describe harsh tactics.

Translations for mislead

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  • svést, klamatCzech
  • vildledeDanish
  • in die Irre führen, irreführenGerman
  • propiciar equivocarseSpanish
  • harhauttaa, vedättää, vietellä, johtaa harhaan, viekotellaFinnish
  • égarer, induire en erreur, mésinformerFrench
  • sviare, truffare, portare sulla cattiva strada, raggirare, ingannare, disinformareItalian
  • rūpahu, tuapeka, whakatuapekaMāori
  • bedotten, verlokken, misleiden, verleiden, bedriegenDutch
  • вводи́ть в заблужде́ние, обману́ть, ввести́ в заблужде́ние, обма́ныватьRussian
  • обманути, obmanuti, zavesti, завестиSerbo-Croatian
  • zavêstiSlovene
  • vilseleda, förledaSwedish

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