verb (used with object), mis·led, mis·lead·ing.
verb (used without object), mis·led, mis·lead·ing.
Examples from the Web for mislead
In no way did the governor intend to mislead the sheriffs or anyone else.Why Is Colorado’s Governor Now Bashing His Own Gun-Control Laws?|David Freedlander|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It might also mislead people about what problems are most pressing.
“I am not trying to mislead the court, My Lady,” Dixon answered.Disastrous Turn By Star Witness For Pistorius Defense|Kelly Berold|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We should also note that the IDF has several good reasons to mislead the world about the effectiveness of Iron Dome.
As a result, using the language of war may only serve to frustrate and mislead the public.
Don't let them mislead you, for you know you're quite a child, out of your politics, and I shall take you in hand myself.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
They do not exist for our guidance, but to mislead us, seems to be the prevalent belief reduced to its naked form.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
It was intended from the first for active service, and the title Reserve was applied to it simply to mislead the enemy.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
I don't want to mislead anybody by insinuating that her belief in my capacities was in any way justified.My Austrian Love|Maxime Provost
It was well for Milton that he had here no Euripides to mislead him.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for mislead
verb -leads, -leading or -led (tr)
Word Origin and History for mislead
Old English mislædan "to mislead," common Germanic compound (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch misleiden, Old High German misseleiten, German missleiten, Danish mislede); see mis- (1) + lead (v.). Related: misleading; misled.