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English definition of “mislead”


verb [T]     /mɪsˈliːd/ (misled /mɪsˈled/, misled //)
to cause someone to believe something that is not true : The government has repeatedly misled the public , and we're here to protest .mislead sb about sth The advertising campaign intentionally misled consumers about whether the product was natural .mislead sb into doing sth Millions of people were misled into buying these 'low-risk' investments .
(Definition of mislead verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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