misdirect

[ mis-di-rekt ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to direct or address wrongly or incorrectly: to misdirect a person; to misdirect a letter.

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Origin of misdirect

First recorded in 1595–1605; mis-1 + direct
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British Dictionary definitions for misdirect

misdirect
/ (ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt) /

verb (tr)

to give (a person) wrong directions or instructions
to address (a letter, parcel, etc) wrongly

Derived forms of misdirect

misdirection, noun
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