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|Verb||1.||lead astray - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"|
corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, vitiate, subvert - 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"
|2.||lead astray - lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"|
|3.||lead astray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"|
personate, pose, impersonate - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, bamboozle, hoodwink, snow - conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"