Definition of mislead in English:

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Pronunciation: /misˈlēd/

verb (past and past participle misled)

[with object]
Cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression about someone or something: the government misled the public about the road’s environmental impact
More example sentences
  • I agree with them that the evidence does not support the idea that they deliberately misled anyone.
  • We learnt to be careful about our preconceived ideas misleading us, not making us critical enough.
  • Now if in fact it's not all new money, well, he's misled the Australian public.
deceive, delude, take in, lie to, fool, hoodwink, throw off the scent, pull the wool over someone's eyes, misguide, misinform, give wrong information to
informal lead up the garden path, take for a ride, give someone a bum steer



Example sentences
  • Do you really want to continue with a misleader?
  • Isolation could not be overcome by clever tactical adaptation to supposed political reality, but only through the protracted and at times painful struggle to cut a path to the working class through a struggle against its misleaders.
  • This requires a political struggle not only against Labour, which openly represents the class enemy, but also against the bureaucratic misleaders of the trade unions who act as the government's fifth column.

Words that rhyme with mislead

accede, bead, Bede, bleed, breed, cede, concede, creed, deed, Eid, exceed, feed, Gide, God speed, greed, he'd, heed, impede, interbreed, intercede, Jamshid, knead, lead, mead, Mede, meed, misdeed, misread, need, plead, proceed, read, rede, reed, Reid, retrocede, screed, secede, seed, she'd, speed, stampede, steed, succeed, supersede, Swede, tweed, weak-kneed, we'd, weed

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Syllabification: mis·lead

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