American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lead in the wrong direction.
- v. To lead into error of thought or action, especially by intentionally deceiving. See Synonyms at deceive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lead or guide wrongly; lead astray; especially, to draw into error: cause to err; delude: as, to mislead an inquirer.
- To misconduct; misbehave: used reflexively.
- Synonyms Mislead, Delude. Mislead means to lead wrong, whether with or without design. Delude always, at least figuratively, implies intention to deceive, and that means are used for that purpose. We may be misled through ignorance and in good faith, but we are deluded by false representations. A person may delude himself.
- v. literally To lead astray, in a false direction.
- v. To deceive by telling lies or otherwise giving a false impression.
- v. To deceptively trick into something wrong.
- v. To accidentally or intentionally confuse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.
- v. give false or misleading information to
- v. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
- mis- + lead (Wiktionary)
“Don't let the title mislead you: Kevin will be working on all types of business development, including mobile.”
“Or, perhaps it is more of the Repubican efforts to once again mislead Americans about our foreign policy and how it should be conducted.”
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“Don't let this blog title mislead you: Badarchaeology is good archaeology.”
“When anybody uses the word mislead against an MP of whatever kind or party, the speaker or deputy speaker will call upon that member to withdraw.”
“Doesn't the form of our expression mislead us here?”
“Let not his name mislead: this pretty fellow, in soft, gray-tinted plumage, is not deformed by "horns;" it is only two little tufts of feathers, which give a certain piquant, wide-awake expression to his head, that have fastened upon him a title so incongruous.”
“Don't let the name mislead you; while there is a large focus on international children born with Down Syndrome (DS), the Waiting Child Gallery also hosts children (of various ages) who were born with other special needs.”
“Nevermind the Atlanta part, the link title mislead me.”
“Don't let the scientific-sounding title mislead you.”
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