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Definition 1: cause someone to believe an untruth - [verb of communication]

Samples where lead astray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

Synonyms for lead astray in the sense of this definition

(lead astray is a kind of ...) give false or misleading information to

(... is a kind of lead astray ) pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

"She posed as the Czar's daughter"

(... is a kind of lead astray ) conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

"He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

(... is a kind of lead astray ) fool or hoax

"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"

Definition 2: lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where lead astray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

Synonyms for lead astray in the sense of this definition

(lead astray is a kind of ...) take somebody somewhere

"We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"

Samples where lead astray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits

Synonyms for lead astray in the sense of this definition

(lead astray is a kind of ...) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

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