[syn: misinform, mislead]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mislead \Mis*lead"\ (m[i^]s*l[=e]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Misled (m[i^]s*l[e^]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Misleading.]
[AS. misl[=ae]dan. See Mis-, and Lead to conduct.]
To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide
into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.
Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you.
To give due light
To the mislead and lonely traveler. --Milton.
Syn: To delude; deceive. See Deceive.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong
directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town
driver" [syn: mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead
2: give false or misleading information to [syn: misinform,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "mislead":
abuse, bamboozle, be untruthful, beguile, betray, bluff,
bowl a googly, bunk, con, corrupt, cozen, debauch, deceive, defile,
deflower, delude, despoil, double-cross, draw the longbow, dupe,
entice, equivocate, exaggerate, falsify, fib, flimflam, fool,
force, gull, hoodwink, humbug, inveigle, juggle, lead astray, lie,
lie flatly, lure, misadvise, misdirect, miseducate, misguide,
misinform, misinstruct, misteach, mystify, obfuscate, obscure,
outwit, pervert, prevaricate, rape, ravage, ravish, ruin, seduce,
soil, speak falsely, story, stretch the truth, sully, take,
take in, tell a lie, tempt, throw a curve, trick, violate