Synonyms for Mislead:
n.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.
misinform, lead astray, misguide.
fool, dupe, counterfeit, bilk, falsify, delude, deceive, betray, swindle, forge, cheat, defraud.
•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.
corrupt, misadvise, misinform, misrepresent, Misteach, Miseducate.
Usage examples for mislead
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