Mismatch vs Mislead - What's the difference?

mismatch | mislead |


As verbs the difference between mismatch and mislead

is that mismatch is to match unsuitably; to fail to match while mislead is (literally) to lead astray, in a false direction.

As a noun mismatch

is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.

mismatch

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
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  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}

    mislead

    English

    Verb

    (transitive)
  • (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)

    References

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