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Definitions and Synonyms of misdirect | Another word for misdirect | What is misdirect?

Definition 1: put a wrong address on - [verb of communication]

Samples where misdirect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • misdirect the letter

Synonyms for misdirect in the sense of this definition

(misdirect is a kind of ...) put an address on (an envelope)

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

Samples where misdirect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

Synonyms for misdirect in the sense of this definition

(misdirect 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 misdirect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for misdirect in the sense of this definition

(misdirect is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of misdirect ) debase through carnal gratification

(... is a kind of misdirect ) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

"society was infected by racism"

(... is a kind of misdirect ) teach immoral behavior to

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

(... is a kind of misdirect ) spoil as if by poison

"poison someone's mind" "poison the atmosphere in the office"

(... is a kind of misdirect ) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

(... is a kind of misdirect ) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

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