misguides

misguide

[mis-gahyd]
verb (used with object), misguided, misguiding.
to guide wrongly; misdirect.

Origin:
1325–75; mis-1 + guide; replacing Middle English misgien; see guy2

misguidance, noun
misguider, noun
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misguide (ˌmɪsˈɡaɪd)
 
vb
(tr) to guide or direct wrongly or badly
 
mis'guidance
 
n
 
mis'guider
 
n

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misguide
late 14c., "to go astray;" see mis- (1) + guide (v.). Transitive sense of "to guide in the wrong direction" is first attested c.1500. Misguided "erring in purpose or action" is from 1650s.
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