mislead

[mis-leed]
verb (used with object), misled, misleading.
1.
to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray.
2.
to lead into error of conduct, thought, or judgment.
verb (used without object), misled, misleading.
3.
to be misleading; tend to deceive: vague directions that often mislead.

Origin:
before 1050; Middle English misleden, Old English mislǣdan. See mis-1, lead1

misleader, noun
unmisled, adjective


1. misguide, misdirect. 2. delude, deceive.
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mislead (mɪsˈliːd)
 
vb , -leads, -leading, -led
1.  to give false or misleading information to
2.  to lead or guide in the wrong direction
 
mis'leader
 
n

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mislead
O.E. mislædan, common Gmc. compound (cf. M.L.G., M.Du. misleiden, O.H.G. misseleiten, Ger. missleiten, Dan. mislede); see mis- (1) + lead (v.). Related: misleading; misled.
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Example sentences
It is much more difficult to change the public's mind when they have been
  misled for so many years.
The sports audience is complicit in its own deception, downright eager to be
  thus misled.
Children were stolen or were misled with promises to visit the house kept by
  the gang on the outskirts of the town.
In this case, it also harmed an individual who was unjustly misled as to her
  future, and seriously inconvenienced.
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