misdirect


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mis·di·rect

 (mĭs′dĭ-rĕkt′, -dī-)
tr.v. mis·di·rect·ed, mis·di·rect·ing, mis·di·rects
1. To aim (a blow or projectile, for example) badly.
2. To give wrong instructions or directions to.
3. To put a wrong address on (a piece of mail).

misdirect

(ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt)
vb (tr)
1. to give (a person) wrong directions or instructions
2. to address (a letter, parcel, etc) wrongly
ˌmisdiˈrection n

mis•di•rect

(ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛkt)

v.t.
to direct, instruct, or address wrongly: to misdirect a person; to misdirect a letter.
[1595–1605]

misdirect


Past participle: misdirected
Gerund: misdirecting

Imperative
misdirect
misdirect
Present
I misdirect
you misdirect
he/she/it misdirects
we misdirect
you misdirect
they misdirect
Preterite
I misdirected
you misdirected
he/she/it misdirected
we misdirected
you misdirected
they misdirected
Present Continuous
I am misdirecting
you are misdirecting
he/she/it is misdirecting
we are misdirecting
you are misdirecting
they are misdirecting
Present Perfect
I have misdirected
you have misdirected
he/she/it has misdirected
we have misdirected
you have misdirected
they have misdirected
Past Continuous
I was misdirecting
you were misdirecting
he/she/it was misdirecting
we were misdirecting
you were misdirecting
they were misdirecting
Past Perfect
I had misdirected
you had misdirected
he/she/it had misdirected
we had misdirected
you had misdirected
they had misdirected
Future
I will misdirect
you will misdirect
he/she/it will misdirect
we will misdirect
you will misdirect
they will misdirect
Future Perfect
I will have misdirected
you will have misdirected
he/she/it will have misdirected
we will have misdirected
you will have misdirected
they will have misdirected
Future Continuous
I will be misdirecting
you will be misdirecting
he/she/it will be misdirecting
we will be misdirecting
you will be misdirecting
they will be misdirecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misdirecting
you have been misdirecting
he/she/it has been misdirecting
we have been misdirecting
you have been misdirecting
they have been misdirecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misdirecting
you will have been misdirecting
he/she/it will have been misdirecting
we will have been misdirecting
you will have been misdirecting
they will have been misdirecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misdirecting
you had been misdirecting
he/she/it had been misdirecting
we had been misdirecting
you had been misdirecting
they had been misdirecting
Conditional
I would misdirect
you would misdirect
he/she/it would misdirect
we would misdirect
you would misdirect
they would misdirect
Past Conditional
I would have misdirected
you would have misdirected
he/she/it would have misdirected
we would have misdirected
you would have misdirected
they would have misdirected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misdirect - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
carnalise, sensualise, sensualize, carnalize - debase through carnal gratification
infect - corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism"
lead astray, lead off - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
poison - spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
bastardise, bastardize - change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
2.misdirect - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directionsmisdirect - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
lead, guide, take, conduct, direct - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
3.misdirect - put a wrong address onmisdirect - put a wrong address on; "misdirect the letter"
address, direct - put an address on (an envelope)
Translations
يُعَنْوِن
poslat nesprávným směrem
fejldirigere
segja skakkt til vegar
nukreipti neteisinga linkme
nepareizi norādīt
poslať nesprávnym smerom
yanlış yönlendirmek

misdirect

[ˌmɪsdɪˈrekt] VT [+ operation] → manejar mal; [+ letter] → poner las señas mal en; [+ person] → informar mal

misdirect

[ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt] vt
[+ header, throw] → rater
Gallas misdirected his header goalwards → Gallas rata sa tête, envoyant le ballon vers ses buts.
(= use badly) [+ resources, expertise, energies] → utiliser à mauvais escient
[+ person] → mal orienter
to be misdirected to ... → être orientés à tort vers ...
Passengers for six flights were misdirected to the same gate → Les passagers de six vols furent orientés à tort vers la même porte.

misdirect

vt
letter (= send to wrong address)fehlleiten; (= address wrongly)falsch adressieren; energiesfalsch einsetzen, vergeuden; pass, volleyfalsch platzieren; person (= send astray)in die falsche Richtung schicken; (= misinform)falsch informieren, eine falsche Auskunft geben (+dat); (Jur) juryfalsch belehren
campaign, operationschlecht durchführen

misdirect

[ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt] vt (letter) → mettere l'indirizzo sbagliato su; (person) → dare indicazioni sbagliate a, mal indirizzare; (operation) → organizzare male (Law) (jury) → dare istruzioni sbagliate a

misdirect

(misdiˈrekt) , (-dai-) verb
to direct wrongly. She was misdirected, and ended up in the wrong street.
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