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Definitions for misinform
ˌmɪs ɪnˈfɔrmmis·in·form

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misinform, misleadverb

    give false or misleading information to


  1. misinformverb

    to give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information with intent to deceive

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Misinformverb

    To deceive by false accounts.

    Etymology: mis and inform.

    Some belonged to a man of great dignity, and not as that wicked Simon had misinformed. 2 Mac. iii. 11.

    By no means trust to your servants, who mislead you, or misinform you; the reproach will lie upon yourself. Francis Bacon.

    Bid her well beware,
    Lest by some fair-appearing good surpriz’d,
    She dictate false; and misinform the will
    To do what God expressly hath forbid. John Milton, Par. Lost.


  1. misinform

    Misinformation is incorrect or misleading information. It differs from disinformation, which is deliberately deceptive. Rumors are information not attributed to any particular source, and so are unreliable and often unverified, but can turn out to be either true or false. Even if later retracted, misinformation can continue to influence actions and memory. People may be more prone to believe misinformation because they are emotionally connected to what they are listening to or are reading. The role of social media has made information readily available to society at anytime, and it connects vast groups of people along with their information at one time. Advances in technology has impacted the way people communicate information and the way misinformation is spread. Misinformation has impacts on societies' ability to receive information which then influences our communities, politics, and medical field.


  1. misinform

    Misinform refers to the act of providing incorrect, inaccurate, misleading or false information, either intentionally or unintentionally. This action can lead to misunderstandings or wrong decisions based on the falsified data or knowledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misinformverb

    to give untrue information to; to inform wrongly

  2. Misinformverb

    to give untrue information; (with against) to calumniate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misinform

    mis-in-form′, v.t. to tell incorrectly.—ns. Misinform′ant; Misinformā′tion; Misinform′er.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misinform in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misinform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of misinform in a Sentence

  1. Allison Ruff:

    That is their focus and they have every right to focus on adoption and other services, but they also can't misinform.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I want you tell your friends and neighbors, I believe with all my heart we can have common-sense gun reform measures that are consistent with the Second Amendment. It's important for people to understand that and hear that, we've had the Brady Bill since '94. I want you to find one person who's had their gun taken away. Just find one for me. ... There is a difference between respecting gun owners and gun owners' constitutional rights to hunt, to collect, to shoot, and going along with the agenda of the gun lobby which represents the gun makers more than they represent the gun owners. And what we have seen in the last few years is a concerted effort to mislead, misinform gun owners by the gun lobby.

  3. Alexander Siddig:

    Everybody is paranoid about some leak on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube… I think the secrecy is kind of understandable, but also there is an element of hype about it that makes it… the more secretive it is, the more special it is. And certainly ‘Game of Thrones’ plays that. They misinform the crowd and they give them tidbits to send them in wrong directions.

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