Definitions

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  • v. To mislead; seduce.
  • v. Alternative form of forelead.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forleden, from Old English forlǣdan ("to mislead, seduce; bring out"), equivalent to for- +‎ lead. Cognate with Dutch verleiden ("to seduce, tempt, entice"), German verleiten ("entice, mislead").

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From for- (“fore-”) +‎ lead.

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