Mislead vs Misdirected - What's the difference?

mislead | misdirected |

As verbs the difference between mislead and misdirected

is that mislead is (literally) to lead astray, in a false direction while misdirected is (misdirect).




  • (literally) To lead astray, in a false direction.
  • To deceive by telling lies or otherwise giving a false impression.
  • To deceptively trick into something wrong.
  • ''The preacher elaborated Satan's ways to mislead us into sin
  • To accidentally or intentionally confuse.
  • Synonyms

    * (lead in a false direction) misguide, misinform * (deceive by giving a false impression) deceive, delude, beguile, cheat * (trick into something wrong) seduce

    Derived terms

    * misleading (pos a)


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  • (misdirect)

  • misdirect



    (en verb)
  • To direct something wrongly
  • *{{quote-news
  • , date = 21 August 2012 , first = Ed , last = Pilkington , title = Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die? , newspaper = The Guardian , url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/21/death-penalty-trial-reggie-clemons?newsfeed=true , page = , passage = In this account of events, the cards were stacked against Clemons from the beginning. His appeal lawyers have argued that he was physically beaten into making a confession, the jury was wrongfully selected and misdirected , and his conviction largely achieved on individual testimony with no supporting forensic evidence presented.}}
  • To put the incorrect address on a mail item