Synonyms for Mislead:


fabricate, bend the truth, Misspeak, concoct, make up, manufacture, invent. cozen, humbug, play false, beguile, four flush, have, honest, put something over on, double cross, take in, take for a ride, bamboozle, bluff. delude (noun)
enmesh, beguile, put someone on, gull, lie, bamboozle, entangle, outwit, inveigle, hoax, bait, lure, take in, scam, bluff, ensnare, throw off the scent, cozen, give a bum steer, victimize, overreach, lead one on a merry chase, study at deceive, humbug.
fool (noun)
mislead (noun)
misinform, lead astray, misguide.


deceive (verb)
fool, dupe, counterfeit, bilk, falsify, delude, deceive, betray, swindle, forge, cheat, defraud.
dupe (verb)
hoodwink, trick.
give someone the wrong idea, information (verb)
cheat, ensnare, overreach, scam, victimize, defraud, hoodwink, gull, beguile, cozen, delude, deceive, trick, hoax, bait, enmesh, misrepresent, lead astray, take in, outwit, entangle, dupe, fool, misguide, lure, lie, misinform, betray, bilk, bluff, inveigle.
misteach (verb)
corrupt, misadvise, misinform, misrepresent, Misteach, Miseducate.

Other synonyms:

cozen, Misspeak, beguile, four flush. invent, concoct, fabricate. bamboozle, manufacture. make up. lie. have. confuse
lead astray.
outwit, bluff, hoodwink.

Usage examples for mislead

  1. Perhaps the human interest of politics was after all what really attracted her, and, however strongly she might deny it, the passion for exercising power, for its own sake, might dazzle and mislead a woman who had exhausted all the ordinary feminine resources. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  2. I have come to the conclusion that soil, locality, and climate make such vast differences that unless these variations are carefully studied and indicated, books will mislead more people than they help. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  3. At least, such titles are equivocal, and likely to mislead the learner. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown