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misdirect

[mis-di-rekt] /ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to direct or address wrongly or incorrectly:
to misdirect a person; to misdirect a letter.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; mis-1 + direct
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British Dictionary definitions for misdirected

misdirect

/ˌmɪsdɪˈrɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give (a person) wrong directions or instructions
2.
to address (a letter, parcel, etc) wrongly
Derived Forms
misdirection, noun
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Word Origin and History for misdirected

misdirect

v.

c.1600, "give wrong directions to;" see mis- (1) + direct (v.). Related: Misdirected; misdirecting.

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