misdirect


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: New Delhi [India], October 23 (ANI): After the Supreme Court sought a detailed reply from the Gujarat Government in connection with the Bilkis Bano gangrape case, the victim's counsel, Shobha Gupta, said the police officers manipulated the investigation in a manner to misdirect it.
However, groups that appeal to alarmism, not only misdirect public policy in terms of forest management practices, he contends, they also adversely affect wildlife.
2 Improper footwork can reduce the wrestler's power and misdirect the throw.
There are hundreds of businesses in Gower that depend on tourists and to misdirect their vital income to Pembrokeshire could have a huge impact on their viability.