misinform

[mis-in-fawrm]
verb (used with object)
to give false or misleading information to.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English misenfourmen. See mis-1, inform

misinformant, misinformer, noun
misinformative, adjective
misinformation [mis-in-fer-mey-shuhn] , noun

disinformation, misinformation.


mislead, misdirect.
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misinform (ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔːm)
 
vb
(tr) to give incorrect information to
 
misin'formant
 
n
 
misin'former
 
n
 
misinformation
 
n

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misinform
late 14c.; see mis- (1) + inform. Related: Misinformed; misinformation.
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Example sentences
Inadequately briefed actors can misinform exercise participants and
  unintentionally alter the exercise scenario.
To the extent such defamatory statements misinform the voters, they interfere
  with the process upon which democracy is based.
In some cases, disclosure of the codes may actually misinform consumers.
The perpetrators further misinform the homeowners to ignore any court notices
  to appear at the bankruptcy hearing.
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