verb (past and past participle misled /-ˈlɛd/)[with object]
- Cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression: the government misled the public about the road’s environmental impactMore example sentences
deceive, delude, take in, 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, misguide, misdirect, misinform, give wrong information toNorth American • informal give someone a bum steer
- 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.
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- 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.