Definition of mislead in English:


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transitive verbpast participle verb misled

[with object]
  • Cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression about someone or something.

    ‘fans believed they were misled about the reasons for the cancellation’
    • ‘I agree with them that the evidence does not support the idea that they deliberately misled anyone.’
    • ‘We learnt to be careful about our preconceived ideas misleading us, not making us critical enough.’
    • ‘Now if in fact it's not all new money, well, he's misled the Australian public.’
    • ‘All this only scratches the surface of the ways schools use statistics to mislead parents and the public.’
    • ‘One lesson he had learned from arguing against idealism is that the surface grammar of language can mislead us about the meaning of what we say.’
    • ‘That's wrong, most of all because it misleads people about their real options.’
    • ‘I'm worried that the strange lyrics paint a wrong picture of what life is and mislead young people.’
    • ‘In other words, he is innocent of intentionally misinforming or misleading the audience.’
    • ‘What that tells me is that right now, whatever is being reported could be information to deceive and mislead people.’
    • ‘The unspoken truth is that either as a people we were misled, or we were lied to, about the real reason for this war.’
    • ‘Now that the story turns out to be a fake, do you go public with the names of the sources who misled you?’
    • ‘So it's really unfortunate when the Vice President plays politics like this and once again demonizes his opponents and misleads the American people.’
    • ‘This fallacy misleads people, and morally, I feel we shouldn't use this method in an argument, because it isn't justified to take advantage of someone.’
    • ‘Public education and the media mislead us into thinking America is a just and fair country.’
    • ‘One person deliberately, by choice, misleads another person without any notification that deception will occur.’
    • ‘One is that you are misleading the person who receives it, since you are representing it as a genuine bill.’
    • ‘And he should stop misleading the American people with phony, inflated numbers.’
    • ‘To the extent that you reduce fear, you reduce the emotional need among your people to mislead you.’
    • ‘They even publicly show false numbers to mislead readers and advertisers.’
    • ‘I used to lie and I still lie really, not to mislead anybody but to entertain people.’
    deceive, delude, take in, lie to, fool, hoodwink, lead astray, throw off the scent, send on a wild goose chase, put on the wrong track, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg, misguide, misdirect, misinform, give wrong information to
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/misˈlēd/ /mɪsˈlid/