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English verb: mislead

1. mislead (motion) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

SamplesThe pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver.

Synonymslead astray, misdirect, misguide

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

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

2. mislead (communication) give false or misleading information to


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

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)amplify, beat around the bush, betray, deceive, equivocate, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, lead astray, lie, magnify, overdraw, overstate, palter, prevaricate, sandbag, tergiversate

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