Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To lead in the wrong direction.
  • transitive v. To lead into error of thought or action, especially by intentionally deceiving. See Synonyms at deceive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.

from The 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.

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

  • v. give false or misleading information to
  • v. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

Etymologies

mis- +‎ lead (Wiktionary)

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