misguide

[ mis-gahyd ]
/ mɪsˈgaɪd /

verb (used with object), mis·guid·ed, mis·guid·ing.

to guide wrongly; misdirect.

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Origin of misguide

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

OTHER WORDS FROM misguide

mis·guid·ance, nounmis·guid·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misguide

misguide
/ (ˌmɪsˈɡaɪd) /

verb

(tr) to guide or direct wrongly or badly

Derived forms of misguide

misguidance, nounmisguider, noun
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