misguide

[ mis-gahyd ]
/ mɪsˈgaɪd /
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verb (used with object), mis·guid·ed, mis·guid·ing.

to guide wrongly; misdirect.

Nearby words

  1. misgiving,
  2. misgovern,
  3. misgovernance,
  4. misgovernment,
  5. misguidance,
  6. misguided,
  7. misguidedly,
  8. mishandle,
  9. mishanter,
  10. mishap

Origin of misguide

1325–75; mis-1 + guide; replacing Middle English misgien; see guy2

Related formsmis·guid·ance, nounmis·guid·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for misguidance

misguide

/ (ˌmɪsˈɡaɪd) /

verb

(tr) to guide or direct wrongly or badly
Derived Formsmisguidance, nounmisguider, noun

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