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MISLEAD (misled)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mislead mean? 

MISLEAD (verb)
  The verb MISLEAD has 2 senses:

1. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
2. give false or misleading information to

  Familiarity information: MISLEAD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISLEAD (verb)


Sense 1mislead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

misguide; mislead; lead astray; misdirect

Context example:

The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

Hypernyms (to "mislead" is one way to...):

conduct; direct; guide; lead; take (take somebody somewhere)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2mislead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give false or misleading information to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

misinform; mislead

Hypernyms (to "mislead" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mislead"):

lie (tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive)

beat around the bush; equivocate; palter; prevaricate; tergiversate (be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information)

amplify; exaggerate; hyerbolise; hyperbolize; magnify; overdraw; overstate (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth)

sandbag (downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling)

betray; deceive; lead astray (cause someone to believe an untruth)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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