Meaning of “mislead” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “mislead” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)

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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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