To give someone a false impression. This is usually done in a very subtle manner. Contrast to: lie.

Mis*lead" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Misleading.] [AS. misldan. See Mis-, and Lead to conduct.]

To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.

Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you. Bacon.

To give due light To the mislead and lonely traveler. Milton.

Syn. -- To delude; deceive. See Deceive.

 

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