mislead


mislead
UK [mɪsˈliːd] / US [mɪsˈlɪd] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "mislead":
present tense I/you/we/they mislead he/she/it misleads present participle misleading past tense misled UK [mɪsˈled] / US past participle misled
to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true

"There was no intention to mislead the public," Katz told the newspaper.

be misled into doing something:

People are being misled into parting with their money.


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  • Mislead — Mis*lead (m[i^]s*l[=e]d ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misled} (m[i^]s*l[e^]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Misleading}.] [AS. misl[=ae]dan. See {Mis }, and {Lead} to conduct.] To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mislead — mis·lead /mis lēd/ vb led / led/, lead·ing vt: to lead into a mistaken action or belief: to cause to have a false impression vi: to create a false impression compare deceive Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • mislead — (v.) O.E. mislædan to mislead, common Germanic compound (Cf. M.L.G., M.Du. misleiden, O.H.G. misseleiten, Ger. missleiten, Dan. mislede); see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + LEAD (Cf. lead) (v.). Related: MISLEADING (Cf. misleading); …   Etymology dictionary

  • mislead — delude, beguile, *deceive, betray, double cross Analogous words: entice, inveigle, *lure, tempt, seduce: *dupe, gull, hoodwink, hoax, bamboozle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mislead — has the form misled as its past tense and past participle …   Modern English usage

  • mislead — [v] give someone the wrong idea, information bait, beguile, betray, bilk, bluff, bunk, cheat, cozen, deceive, defraud, delude, double cross*, dupe, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entice, fool, fudge*, gull, hoax, hoodwink*, hose*, illude, inveigle,… …   New thesaurus

  • mislead — ► VERB (past and past part. misled) ▪ give the wrong impression to. DERIVATIVES misleading adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • mislead — [mislēd′] vt. misled, misleading 1. to lead in a wrong direction; lead astray 2. to lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude 3. to lead into wrongdoing; influence badly SYN. DECEIVE misleading adj. misleadingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • mislead — UK US UK mislead UK /mɪsˈliːd/ verb [T] (misled /mɪsˈled/, misled //) ► to cause someone to believe something that is not true: »The government has repeatedly misled the public, and we re here to protest. mislead sb about sth »The advertising… …   Financial and business terms

  • mislead — verb ADVERB ▪ seriously ▪ completely, totally ▪ actively (esp. BrE), deliberately, intentionally ▪ She was accused of deliberately misleading the …   Collocations dictionary