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misdirect (v.)

"give erroneous information or instruction to, give a wrong course of direction to," c. 1600, from mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + direct (v.). Related: Misdirected; misdirecting.

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Definitions of misdirect from WordNet

misdirect (v.)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;
Synonyms: corrupt / pervert / subvert / demoralize / demoralise / debauch / debase / profane / vitiate / deprave
misdirect (v.)
lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions;
The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver
Synonyms: mislead / misguide / lead astray
misdirect (v.)
put a wrong address on;
misdirect the letter
Synonyms: misaddress
From wordnet.princeton.edu