Definition of misinform in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪsɪnˈfɔːm/


[with object]
Give (someone) false or inaccurate information: I’m afraid you have been misinformed
More example sentences
  • But they can at least try not to mislead or misinform us.
  • However, it is unacceptable to misinform your troops going into battle or mislead your citizens about why you are putting their sons and daughters in harm's way.
  • Repeating these fairy tales does no one any good (and, moreover, misinforms your readers).
mislead, misguide, misdirect, give wrong information to, delude, take in, deceive, lie to, fool, hoodwink, lead astray, throw off the scent, send on a wild goose chase, put on the wrong track, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg
North American informal give someone a bum steer

Words that rhyme with misinform

conform, corm, dorm, form, forme, haulm, lukewarm, Maugham, norm, outperform, perform, shawm, storm, swarm, transform, underperform, warm

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