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misinform

[mis-in-fawrm] /ˌmɪs ɪnˈfɔrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give false or misleading information to.
Origin of misinform
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English misenfourmen. See mis-1, inform1
Related forms
misinformant, misinformer, noun
misinformative, adjective
misinformation
[mis-in-fer-mey-shuh n] /ˌmɪs ɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
Can be confused
disinformation, misinformation.
Synonyms
mislead, misdirect.
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Historical Examples
  • Now, what possible end can be served by books like these, except to misguide and misinform?

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
  • They misinform; they mislead; they corrupt, or tend to corrupt, taste.

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
British Dictionary definitions for misinform

misinform

/ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to give incorrect information to
Derived Forms
misinformant, misinformer, noun
misinformation (ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for misinform
v.

late 14c.; see mis- (1) + inform. Related: Misinformed; misinforming.

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