American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To aim (a blow or projectile, for example) badly.
- v. To give wrong instructions or directions to.
- v. To put a wrong address on (a piece of mail).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To direct wrongly. To give erroneous information or instruction to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To give a wrong direction to
- v. put a wrong address on
- v. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
- v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
“Looks like Another Joe has been brainwashed by the right-whiners, is attempting to misdirect from the topic at hand by regurgitating talking-points, and wants to parade ignorant distractions.”
“David Lightman, Miami Herald, Out of bounds: McCain-Palin misdirect blame for immigration flop”
“The strategy of misdirect is always the way a good misleading person would function.”
“From there, it's a simple "misdirect" to label Sherrod a "confusing soul.”
“ANC president Jacob Zuma said "angry people" would not "misdirect" the ruling party from its mission to improve lives, the SABC reported on Tuesday.”
“Secondly, anyone who has paid for ads would know that the last thing you want to do as a search advertiser is to "misdirect" visitors to your site i.e. visitors who aren't interested in what you're selling.”
“The population here is beginning to realize the blatant criminality of war co. and the best they can do is lie ,and misdirect which isn’t working any better with the public at this stage then their failed foreign policies are .”
“Cybercriminals have begun poisoning Google search results to misdirect sports fans looking to participate in March Madness festivities, security firms say.”
“This is precisely the behavior that GOP lobbying shops use to misinform and misdirect grass roots citizens into calling Congress urging Congress to do the exact opposite of what the citizen thinks he or she is trying to do.”
“Republicans confiscated people's guns after Katerina (when they needed em most), they lie and misdirect when they claim Obama will take guns away.”
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