English verb: misdirect
|1.||misdirect (social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality|
|Samples||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||corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver.|
|Synonyms||lead astray, misguide, mislead|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||conduct, direct, guide, lead, take|
|3.||misdirect (communication) put a wrong address on|
|Samples||Misdirect the letter.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||address, direct|