mislead Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mislead" in British English

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misleadverb [T]

uk   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   us   /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 ​advertisingcampaign 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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