mislead

[ mis-leed ]
/ mɪsˈlid /

verb (used with object), mis·led, mis·lead·ing.

to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray.
to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment.

verb (used without object), mis·led, mis·lead·ing.

to be misleading; tend to deceive: vague directions that often mislead.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of mislead

before 1050; Middle English misleden,Old English mislǣdan.See mis-1, lead1

OTHER WORDS FROM mislead

mis·lead·er, nounun·mis·led, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for mislead

British Dictionary definitions for mislead

mislead
/ (mɪsˈliːd) /

verb -leads, -leading or -led (tr)

to give false or misleading information to
to lead or guide in the wrong direction

Derived forms of mislead

misleader, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012