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mis·lead

 (mĭs-lēd′)
tr.v. mis·led (-lĕd′), mis·lead·ing, mis·leads
1. To lead in the wrong direction.
2. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving. See Synonyms at deceive.

mis·lead′er n.

mislead

(mɪsˈliːd)
vb (tr) , -leads, -leading or -led
1. to give false or misleading information to
2. to lead or guide in the wrong direction
misˈleader n

mis•lead

(mɪsˈlid)

v.t. -led, -lead•ing.
1. to lead or guide in the wrong direction.
2. to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment; lead astray.
[before 1050]
mis•lead′er, n.

mislead


Past participle: misled
Gerund: misleading

Imperative
mislead
mislead
Present
I mislead
you mislead
he/she/it misleads
we mislead
you mislead
they mislead
Preterite
I misled
you misled
he/she/it misled
we misled
you misled
they misled
Present Continuous
I am misleading
you are misleading
he/she/it is misleading
we are misleading
you are misleading
they are misleading
Present Perfect
I have misled
you have misled
he/she/it has misled
we have misled
you have misled
they have misled
Past Continuous
I was misleading
you were misleading
he/she/it was misleading
we were misleading
you were misleading
they were misleading
Past Perfect
I had misled
you had misled
he/she/it had misled
we had misled
you had misled
they had misled
Future
I will mislead
you will mislead
he/she/it will mislead
we will mislead
you will mislead
they will mislead
Future Perfect
I will have misled
you will have misled
he/she/it will have misled
we will have misled
you will have misled
they will have misled
Future Continuous
I will be misleading
you will be misleading
he/she/it will be misleading
we will be misleading
you will be misleading
they will be misleading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misleading
you have been misleading
he/she/it has been misleading
we have been misleading
you have been misleading
they have been misleading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misleading
you will have been misleading
he/she/it will have been misleading
we will have been misleading
you will have been misleading
they will have been misleading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misleading
you had been misleading
he/she/it had been misleading
we had been misleading
you had been misleading
they had been misleading
Conditional
I would mislead
you would mislead
he/she/it would mislead
we would mislead
you would mislead
they would mislead
Past Conditional
I would have misled
you would have misled
he/she/it would have misled
we would have misled
you would have misled
they would have misled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mislead - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directionsmislead - 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"
2.mislead - give false or misleading information tomislead - give false or misleading information to
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
lie - tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
beat around the bush, equivocate, palter, prevaricate, tergiversate - be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
sandbag - downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

mislead

verb deceive, fool, delude, take someone in (informal), bluff, beguile, misdirect, misinform, hoodwink, lead astray, pull the wool over someone's eyes (informal), take someone for a ride (informal), misguide, give someone a bum steer (informal, chiefly U.S.) Ministers knowingly misled the public.

mislead

verb
To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation:
Informal: bamboozle, have.
Slang: four-flush.
Translations
يُضَلِّل، يَخْدَع
mýlitoklamat
forledevildlede
in die Irre führentäuschenverleiten
johtaa harhaanvedättää
blekkja, villa um fyrir
klaidinantis
maldināt
pomýliť
zapeljati

mislead

[mɪsˈliːd] (misled (pt, pp)) VT
1. (= give wrong idea) → engañar
I wouldn't like to mislead youno quisiera inducirle a error, no me gustaría que se hiciera una idea equivocada
I'm afraid you have been misledme temo que le han dado una idea equivocada
2. (= misdirect) → despistar
3. (= lead into bad ways) → corromper

mislead

[ˌmɪsˈliːd] [misled] (pt, pp) vtinduire en erreur
to mislead sb about sth → induire qn en erreur sur qch
to mislead sb deliberately → induire volontairement qn en erreur

mislead

pret, ptp <misled>
vt
(= give wrong idea)irreführen; you have been misledSie irren or täuschen sich, Sie befinden sich im Irrtum (form); don’t be misled by appearanceslassen Sie sich nicht durch Äußerlichkeiten täuschen; the ad misled me into thinking that …die Anzeige ließ mich irrtümlicherweise annehmen, dass …
(= lead into bad ways)verleiten (into zu)
(in guiding) → in die Irre or in die falsche Richtung führen

mislead

[ˌmɪsˈliːd] (misled (pt, pp)) vttrarre in inganno, sviare
to mislead sb into thinking that ... → far credere a qn che..., indurre qn a credere che...

mislead

(misˈliːd) past tense, past participle misˈled (-ˈled) verb
to give a wrong idea to. Her friendly attitude misled me into thinking I could trust her.
misˈleading adjective
a misleading remark.
References in classic literature ?
No; it would be better to mislead the imps, and make them believe they must equal a horse's speed to run down their chase.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St.
I was all tuckered out tryin' to mislead 'em and deceive 'em and sidetrack 'em; but the minute I got where I wa'n't put under a microscope by day an' a telescope by night and had myself TO myself without sayin' `By your leave,' I begun to pick up.
Yet, in fairness, we must add that they are liars, not with intent to mislead, but merely with the tenderest purpose to console.
Benedict, and the coach plainly belongs to some travellers: I tell you to mind well what you are about and don't let the devil mislead you.
They made a sally in that direction, in order to mislead the soldiery, then abruptly turned and headed for the West gate, which was still guarded by Arthur-a-Bland.
I remarked, moreover, with respect to experiments, that they become always more necessary the more one is advanced in knowledge; for, at the commencement, it is better to make use only of what is spontaneously presented to our senses, and of which we cannot remain ignorant, provided we bestow on it any reflection, however slight, than to concern ourselves about more uncommon and recondite phenomena: the reason of which is, that the more uncommon often only mislead us so long as the causes of the more ordinary are still unknown; and the circumstances upon which they depend are almost always so special and minute as to be highly difficult to detect.
All this will be done; and in a spirit of interested and suspicious scrutiny, without that knowledge of national circumstances and reasons of state, which is essential to a right judgment, and with that strong predilection in favor of local objects, which can hardly fail to mislead the decision.
But the idea of an enumeration of particulars which neither explain nor qualify the general meaning, and can have no other effect than to confound and mislead, is an absurdity, which, as we are reduced to the dilemma of charging either on the authors of the objection or on the authors of the Constitution, we must take the liberty of supposing, had not its origin with the latter.