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English verb: misdirect

1. misdirect (social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality


SamplesDebauch the young people with wine and women.
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men.
Do school counselors subvert young children?.
Corrupt the morals.


Synonymscorrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn

2. misdirect (motion) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions


SamplesThe pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver.


Synonymslead astray, misguide, mislead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conduct, direct, guide, lead, take

3. misdirect (communication) put a wrong address on


SamplesMisdirect the letter.


Synonymsmisaddress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)address, direct









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