transitive verb Date: 14th century to lead astray ; misdirect <
prejudice misguides our minds
misguider noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Misguide — Mis*guide , v. t. To guide wrongly; to lead astray; as, to misguide the understanding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misguide — Mis*guide , n. Misguidance; error. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misguide — I verb befool, beguile, bewilder, cause a mistake, cause error, conceal, corrupt, create a false impression, deceive, delude, dissemble, distort, falsify, fool, in errorum inducere, lead astray, lead into error, lie, maladminister, misadvise,… …   Law dictionary

  • misguide — (v.) late 14c., to go astray; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + GUIDE (Cf. guide) (v.). Transitive sense of to guide in the wrong direction is first attested c.1500. Related: MISGUIDED (Cf. Misguided); misguiding …   Etymology dictionary

  • misguide — [mis΄gīd′] vt. misguided, misguiding to guide wrongly; lead into error or misconduct; mislead misguidance n. misguidedly adv. misguidedness n …   English World dictionary

  • misguide — misguidance, n. misguider, n. /mis guyd /, v.t., misguided, misguiding. to guide wrongly; misdirect. [1325 75; MIS 1 + GUIDE; r. ME misgien; see GUY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • misguide — verb To poorly or incorrectly guide. Syn: mislead, misinform …   Wiktionary

  • misguide — Synonyms and related words: be negligent, bowl a googly, corrupt, lead astray, maladminister, misadminister, misadvise, misconduct, misdirect, miseducate, misgovern, mishandle, misinform, misinstruct, mislead, mismanage, misrule, misteach,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • misguide — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. mislead, lead astray. See error …   English dictionary for students

  • misguide — mɪs gaɪd v. guide incorrectly, mislead, misdirect, cause to go astray …   English contemporary dictionary

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