- to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray.
- to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment.
- to be misleading; tend to deceive: vague directions that often mislead.
Origin of mislead
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Examples from the Web for misled
Wisner continues to feel angry toward the agency because she believes she was misled.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
All I had in those days was a monstrous lack of ego which therefore required huge injections of actorly ego and misled people.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
The president came to believe Shamir misled him on the settlement issue, or flat-out lied to him.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections
Aaron David Miller
December 4, 2014
“He and we have been misled in trying [Cruise] on as a hero, a kind of superman,” he recently wrote.How Tom Cruise Can Get His Groove Back
June 5, 2014
That, in turn, could make it less likely that the Court would be misled by compromised science.The Republican Street Fight Over Transparency in Government
March 26, 2014
He was only misled by his love of antithesis into a hasty and illogical remark.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Do not allow yourselves to be misled by the common notion that an hypothesis is untrustworthy simply because it is an hypothesis.
That dog has misled us; instead of conducting us to the couple he has taken us away from them.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
The public are misled as to the true issues by the intrigues of political parties.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
If he does and seeds by the bushel, or other measures, he is apt to be misled.
- to give false or misleading information to
- to lead or guide in the wrong direction
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Word Origin and History for misled
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