Etymology
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mislead (v.)

Old English mislædan "to lead or guide wrongly," especially "to draw into error," a common Germanic compound (compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch misleiden, Old High German misseleiten, German missleiten, Danish mislede); see mis- (1) + lead (v.). Related: misleading; misled.

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Definitions of mislead

mislead (v.)
lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions;
Synonyms: misdirect / misguide / lead astray
mislead (v.)
give false or misleading information to;
Synonyms: misinform
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