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misinform

[mis-in-fawrm] /ˌmɪs ɪnˈfɔrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give false or misleading information to.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English misenfourmen. See mis-1, inform
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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  • There is so much misinformation and fear about sharks in our society.
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  • These comments demonstrate the usual mix of information and misinformation in the public domain regarding atomic energy.
  • It obvious you and your ilk will continue to spout off misinformation, in the name of your failed ideology.
  • Made primarily for entertainment purposes, these products sometimes convey misinformation or foster misconceptions.
  • So the media bears responsibility for this triumph of misinformation.
  • But the process itself is healthy--yea, even though it frequently produces its own misinformation.
  • Our initial focus will be on fact-checking services to expose misinformation in the public debate.
  • misinformation abounded and government officials struggled with how much information to release.
  • Technology can communicate and spread frustration, but it also amplifies government propaganda and misinformation.
British Dictionary definitions for misinformation

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 misinformation
n.

mid-15c., from mis- (1) + information.

misinform

v.

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

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