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Meaning of MISLEAD

Pronunciation:  mis'leed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give false or misleading information to
  2. [v]  lead someone in the wrong direction

MISLEAD is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: lead astray, misguide, misinform
 See Also: amplify, betray, conduct, deceive, direct, equivocate, exaggerate, guide, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, inform, lead, lead astray, lie, magnify, overdraw, overstate, palter, prevaricate, sandbag, take, tergiversate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*lead"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Misleading}.] [AS. misl?dan. See {Mis-}, and {Lead} to
To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide
into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.

      Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you.

      To give due light To the mislead and lonely traveler.

Syn: To delude; deceive. See {Deceive}.

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