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  1. misleadverb

    To lead astray, in a false direction.

    misinform, misguide

  2. misleadverb

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

    cheat, deceive, delude, beguile

  3. misleadverb

    To deceptively trick into something wrong.

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astrayverb

    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, misleadverb

    give false or misleading information to

    misinform, lead astray, misdirect, misguide

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Editors Contribution

  1. beguile

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

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How to use mislead in a sentence?

  1. David Stringer:

    My political opponents have taken 51 seconds out of a 16-minute speech to try to distort my message and mislead voters. We recognize the tactic. I'm not interested in taking the fake news bait.

  2. President Trump:

    Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities, countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted across the globe.

  3. Siddharth Astir:

    Two wrongs may not make a right, but they can surely mislead a right.

  4. Nathan Collier:

    The malware developers promise something they never intend to delivery, a working Fortnite for Android game. Even worse, they steal from the legitimate Apple iOS version to mislead users.

  5. New York Attorney GeneralLetitia Jamesalso:

    Your shows segment may mislead consumers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Solution product in protecting against the current outbreak.

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  • klamat, svéstCzech
  • vildledeDanish
  • in die Irre führen, irreführenGerman
  • propiciar equivocarseSpanish
  • johtaa harhaan, harhauttaa, vietellä, viekotella, vedättääFinnish
  • mésinformer, induire en erreur, égarerFrench
  • ingannare, disinformare, sviare, raggirare, portare sulla cattiva strada, truffareItalian
  • rūpahu, tuapeka, whakatuapekaMāori
  • misleiden, verlokken, bedotten, verleiden, bedriegenDutch
  • вводи́ть в заблужде́ние, обману́ть, ввести́ в заблужде́ние, обма́ныватьRussian
  • завести, обманути, zavesti, obmanutiSerbo-Croatian
  • zavêstiSlovene
  • vilseleda, förledaSwedish

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