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misguide

[mis-gahyd] /mɪsˈgaɪd/
verb (used with object), misguided, misguiding.
1.
to guide wrongly; misdirect.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; mis-1 + guide; replacing Middle English misgien; see guy2
Related forms
misguidance, noun
misguider, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misguidance

misguide

/ˌmɪsˈɡaɪd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to guide or direct wrongly or badly
Derived Forms
misguidance, noun
misguider, noun
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Word Origin and History for misguidance
n.

1630s, from mis- (1) + guidance.

misguide

v.

late 14c., "to go astray;" see mis- (1) + guide (v.). Transitive sense of "to guide in the wrong direction" is first attested c.1500. Related: Misguided; misguiding.

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