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English verb: lead astray

1. lead astray (social) teach immoral behavior to


SamplesIt was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits.


Synonymslead off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

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


SamplesThe pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver.


Synonymsmisdirect, misguide, mislead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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

3. lead astray (communication) cause someone to believe an untruth


SamplesThe insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house.


Synonymsbetray, deceive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)misinform, mislead


Narrower (hyponym)bamboozle, befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, hoodwink, impersonate, lead by the nose, personate, play false, pose, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, snow, take in


Antonymsundeceive









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