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Definition 1: give false or misleading information to - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for mislead in the sense of this definition

(mislead is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of mislead ) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive

"Don't lie to your parents" "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

(... is a kind of mislead ) be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

(... is a kind of mislead ) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of mislead ) downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling

(... is a kind of mislead ) cause someone to believe an untruth

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

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

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

  • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

Synonyms for mislead in the sense of this definition

(mislead 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"

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