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tr.v. dis·in·formed, dis·in·form·ing, dis·in·forms
To give disinformation to.

[Back-formation from disinformation.]

dis′in·form′er, dis′in·form′ant n.


vb (tr)
to deliberately supply false information to
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As we have seen in one country after another, a disinformed voter is a democrat's nemesis.
Partially misinformed or disinformed networks and communications centers would have led to redundant attacks against the same target sets and, quite possibly, unplanned attacks on friendly military or civilian installations.
And you never know when those viewers might need to be disinformed again over a new war with, say, Iran.
The danger to humanity is in the nuclear button briefcase in the Oval Office and in the brainwashed and militant Amerikan [sic] population, the most totally disinformed and ignorant people on earth.
With this supposedly vague meaning, the user/entities informed thus have to live with either being disinformed, misinformed or with valid information [14].
The General Prosecutor's Office says they disinformed the management of the company saying unidentified individuals extorted money from the company.
Although in no country did the law that was passed or the legislative studies proposed call for censorship, gag orders, or restrictions on freedoms, the enormous power of the monopolies--and of the SIP--ensured that the world was totally disinformed, told that in Latina America press freedom no longer existed.
Brown, president of EPI, told The New York Times, has disinformed the debate on food versus fuel.
Current financial accounting information may be considered technically, contested and inter-subjectively ambiguous by some and justifiably so by others; however, should we give up on attempts to make it syntactically, semantically and pragmatically unambiguous and contextually relevant in order to keep its users enlightened rather than deliberately disinformed (confused), misinformed (deceived) or uninformed (ignorant) with its ambiguities?
Hollywood has proven as deft as the Pentagon at controlling the dissemination of news, disinformed or otherwise, this year, and the entertainment media has dutifully fallen all over itself to run rabid after every suggestion, if very little solid truth.
Recent studies have recognized with increasing clarity the need to distinguish between two different kinds of unreliable fictional narration: a factual kind of unreliability that is attributed to a mis- or disinformed narrator, unwilling or unable to tell what "actually" happened (as in The Yellow Wallpaper, for example--see Fludernik); and an ideological kind that is attributed to a narrator who is biased or confused, inducing one to look, behind the story he or she tells, for a different meaning from the one he himself or she herself provides.
It seems quite probable that all one would need to do to touch off a spate of 'cargo-thinking' in Melanesia would be, however inadvertently, to disinform the 'natives' about our own world just exactly as we ourselves have been disinformed about it.