to give false or misleading information to.
- mis·in·form·ant, mis·in·form·er, noun
- mis·in·form·a·tive, adjective
- mis·in·for·ma·tion [mis-in-fer-mey-shuhn], /ˌmɪs ɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən/, noun
- disinformation, misinformation
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How to use misinform in a sentence
So an example, just to make this clear, is around civic integrity, we care about and we take action on content which might misinform people who say you should vote on November 5th, when election day is November 3rd.
Nevertheless, Reynolds said his goals weren’t necessarily to inform, misinform or disinform, but to make a little bit of money.Why A Gamer Started A Web Of Disinformation Sites Aimed At Latino Americans | Kaleigh Rogers (email@example.com) | October 20, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The problem here is that the data of any user who forwards such a message will be stored, even if that user didn’t intend to misinform.Brazil’s “fake news” bill won’t solve its misinformation problem | Amy Nordrum | September 10, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
After all, it was entirely possible that the president had been simply misinformed about Springsteen's lyrics.Are Politicians Too Dumb to Understand the Lyrics to ‘Born in the USA’? | Parker Molloy | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when it comes to fertility, said Whelan and Selvaratnam, they are often misinformed and dole out bad advice.
A lot of that has to do with clichés and stereotyping through the years, a misinformed preconception of excessive promiscuity.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much? | Kevin Fallon | January 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Texas crusader let it slip this week that she is badly misinformed on the late-term abortion ban she crusaded against.On Abortion, Wendy Davis Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About | Kirsten Powers | August 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They cut me off and suggested that as a foreigner, I was somehow misinformed.
Suppose B is misinformed and learns that A is giving a barrel of apples to each of his customers?Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
It is more rational to conclude that Godwin was misinformed, than to believe this.Mary Wollstonecraft | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
I have been misinformed, you say, as to my principal relations being at my uncle Harlowe's.Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9) | Samuel Richardson
Voltaire was misinformed; and would perhaps learn, by a second inquiry, a truth less splendid and amusing.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
If you say you were misinformed, then you are not fit for your position, and should give place to a better man.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2) | Hazard Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for misinform
(tr) to give incorrect information to
- misinformant or misinformer, noun
- misinformation (ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən), noun
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