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misdirectverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrekt/ /ˌmɪs.dɪˈrekt/  us   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrekt/  /ˌmɪs.dɪˈrekt/
to send something to the wrong place or aim something in the wrong direction: My luggage was misdirected to a different airport. Vilas misdirected the shot, and the ball went over the net.
to use something in a way that is not suitable or right: The report accuses the charity of misdirecting large quantities of aid.
to be wrong in how you feel or act in a situation: The public's admiration is misdirected, as he has done nothing to deserve it.
misdirection
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrek.ʃən/ /ˌmɪs.dɪˈrek.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɪs.daɪˈrek.ʃən/  /ˌmɪs.dɪˈrek.ʃən/
the misdirection of financial resources
(Definition of misdirect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misdirectverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪsdɪˈrekt/
to send something to the wrong place or in the wrong direction: If people are worried about payments being misdirected, they can opt to use direct deposit. The publisher often lost or misdirected orders.
to use something in a way that is not right or legal: The chief executive faces charges that he misdirected cash.
misdirection
noun [C or U]
a misdirection of resources
(Definition of misdirect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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