What does mislead mean?

Definitions for mislead

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mislead.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astray(verb)

    lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

    "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

  2. misinform, mislead(verb)

    give false or misleading information to


  1. mislead(Verb)

    To lead astray, in a false direction.

  2. mislead(Verb)

    To deceive by telling lies or otherwise giving a false impression.

  3. mislead(Verb)

    To deceptively trick into something wrong.

    The preacher elaborated Satan's ways to mislead us into sin

  4. mislead(Verb)

    To accidentally or intentionally confuse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mislead(verb)

    to lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mislead

    mis-lēd′, v.t. to guide into error: to cause to mistake:—pa.p. misled′.n. Mislead′er.—adj. Mislead′ing, deceptive.—adv. Mislead′ingly.

Anagrams for mislead »

  1. medials, medial s, misdeal, m'ladies, smailed

  2. Medial s

  3. Medials

  4. Misdeal

  5. Mladies

  6. Smailed

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How to say mislead in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mislead in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mislead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mislead in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    The liberal media is once again showing that they will hide facts and mislead readers as long as it fits their narrative.

  2. John Thune:

    If you have a stated policy, which your followers or your audience knows to be the case, that you use an objective algorithm for trending topics -- you better follow that policy, it’s a matter of transparency and honesty and there should n’t be any attempt to mislead the American public.

  3. Jeff Dumas:

    That's what you have to worry about -- what's in it for him? we will see if this guy is narcissistic, if he has that type of ego that he wants to display everything that he's done and actually tell the truth, or if he's going to mislead investigators and just play a game to entertain himself while he's locked in.

  4. Amit Etkin:

    But once you get to the level of the brain, you have to check and in fact question assumptions because they might mislead you.

  5. Rachel Dolezal:

    It's taken my entire life to negotiate how to identify, and I've done a lot of research and a lot of studying, i could have a long conversation, an academic conversation about that. I don't know. I just feel like I didn't mislead anybody; I didn't deceive anybody.

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  • svést, klamatCzech
  • vildledeDanish
  • in die Irre führen, irreführenGerman
  • propiciar equivocarseSpanish
  • harhauttaa, vedättää, vietellä, johtaa harhaan, viekotellaFinnish
  • égarer, induire en erreur, mésinformerFrench
  • sviare, truffare, portare sulla cattiva strada, raggirare, ingannare, disinformareItalian
  • rūpahu, tuapeka, whakatuapekaMāori
  • bedotten, verlokken, misleiden, verleiden, bedriegenDutch
  • вводи́ть в заблужде́ние, обману́ть, ввести́ в заблужде́ние, обма́ныватьRussian
  • обманути, obmanuti, zavesti, завестиSerbo-Croatian
  • zavêstiSlovene
  • vilseleda, förledaSwedish

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