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"mislead" in British English

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misleadverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪsˈliːd/ us   /ˌmɪsˈliːd/ misled
C1 to cause someone to believe something that is not true: He has admitted misleading the police about his movements on the night of the murder.
(Definition of mislead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mislead" in American English

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misleadverb [T]

us   /mɪsˈlid/ past tense and past participle misled /mɪsˈled/
to cause someone to believe something that is not true: We’re not misleading people, and we’re not pretending to be something we’re not.
(Definition of mislead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mislead" in Business English

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misleadverb [T]

uk   /mɪsˈliːd/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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