Definition of mislead verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mislead

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈliːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈliːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mislead
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈliːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈliːd//
 
he / she / it misleads
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈliːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈliːdz//
 
past simple misled
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈled//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈled//
 
past participle misled
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈled//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈled//
 
-ing form misleading
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈliːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈliːdɪŋ//
 
Dishonest
 
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mislead somebody (about something) | mislead somebody (into doing something) to give somebody the wrong idea or impression and make them believe something that is not true synonym deceive He deliberately misled us about the nature of their relationship. Misleading the court in a trial is a serious offence. See related entries: DishonestExtra examples She was accused of deliberately misleading Parliament. Statistics taken on their own are liable to mislead. The House has been totally misled about this affair. The company misled hundreds of people into investing their money unwisely. They were naive and easily misled. Misleading the court in a trial is a serious offence
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