Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To lead or guide in the wrong direction; lead astray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To guide poorly or incorrectly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To guide wrongly; to lead astray.
  • n. Misguidance; error.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To guide erroneously; give a wrong direction to; lead astray in action or thought.
  • To ill-use; maltreat.
  • Synonyms To mislead, misdirect.
  • n. Misguidance; guidance into error; hence, trespass; error; sin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give bad advice to
  • v. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

Etymologies

mis- +‎ guide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But if I am trying to get underneath that a little bit, why have you assumed that strategically kind of misguide or silly to go after volume but surely in this environment especially as your competitors have decided differently on that strategic matter?

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  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was re-elected last month by a wide margin, largely because of support from the country's Sihanalese majority, said Tamil leaders should not "misguide" people or harbor political ambitions based on ethnicity.

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  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was re-elected last month by a wide margin, largely because of support from the country's Sinhalese majority, said Tamil leaders should not "misguide" people or harbour political ambitions based on ethnicity or region.

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  • President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was re-elected last month by a wide margin, largely because of support from the country's Sinhalese majority, said Tamil leaders should not "misguide" people or harbour political ambitions based on ethnicity.

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  • "misguide" people or harbor political ambitions based on ethnicity.

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  • I think you are just upset because the liberal agenda and the whole global warming is being shown for what it is, a farce a total lie fabricated to scare people into submission and to misguide the dumb masses in order to destroy America as we now know it.

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  • "Foreigners are only here to religiously misguide Afghans," said the host, Nasto Nadiri, a 27-year-old whose show, called "My Homeland," is broadcast on Noorin TV.

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  • Some of them come from Afghanistan, some of them come from Egypt, some of them come from Algeria, just to misguide our children, Gaddafi said.

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  • He is focused on the wrong thing – and that accusation it seems is misguide s it is wrong.

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  • They would do anything to influence those outside their sphere & to misguide Americans.

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