verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for misdirect
My view is that the attackers saw this as an opportunity for “lulz”, and a way to misdirect everyone.
The main secret lies in the combination of the looks and gestures of the performer to misdirect the audience.Magic|Ellis Stanyon
Stall-off, to put off by means of a device, to misdirect purposely.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
They will misdirect you for what the vulgar call "a lark," meaning, in this connection, a jest at your expense.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
The heavy hit may come off occasionally, the clumsy guard may turn the point, but why misdirect energy?Broad-Sword and Single-Stick|R. G. Allanson-Winn
This simile, however, being external, is apt to misdirect the mind.