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misdirect

See definition of misdirect on Dictionary.com
  • as inmishandle/mismanage
  • as inmisinform
  • as inmislead
  • as inmishandle

synonyms for misdirect

  • mislead
  • deceive
  • lie
  • pervert
  • signify
  • misstate
  • prevaricate
  • double-talk
  • put on
  • put on an act
  • string along
  • misguide
  • bait and switch
  • cover up
  • disinform
  • doublespeak
  • lead astray
  • mousetrap
  • put on false front
  • put up smoke screen
  • wrong steer
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antonyms for misdirect

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  • handle
  • manage
  • tell all
  • inform
  • straighten
  • lead
  • advise
  • disenchant
  • support
  • turn off
  • repulse
  • protect
  • guard
  • counsel
  • exclude
  • disgust
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How to use misdirect in a sentence

The main secret lies in the combination of the looks and gestures of the performer to misdirect the audience.
MAGICELLIS STANYON
The heavy hit may come off occasionally, the clumsy guard may turn the point, but why misdirect energy?
BROAD-SWORD AND SINGLE-STICKR. G. ALLANSON-WINN
Even old Hounslow at his worst can't possibly misdirect the jury, the way I've gummed their noses on the trail.
THIS FREEDOMA. S. M. HUTCHINSON
Stall-off, to put off by means of a device, to misdirect purposely.
THE SLANG DICTIONARYJOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN
By laws of Alfred and Guthrum, if a priest misdirect people about a festival or fast he shall pay 30s.
PARISH PRIESTS AND THEIR PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES IN ENGLANDEDWARD L. CUTTS
They will misdirect you for what the vulgar call "a lark," meaning, in this connection, a jest at your expense.
THE LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENSCHARLES DICKENS
As a result of morbid sex heredity, ignorance of sex laws and a false education, most people misdirect their sex life.
SELF KNOWLEDGE AND GUIDE TO SEX INSTRUCTIONT. W. SHANNON
He was going to say "blest;" but he had not been blessed, and he was too technically honest to misdirect in his brief.
LUTTRELL OF ARRANCHARLES JAMES LEVER
This simile, however, being external, is apt to misdirect the mind.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN, VOL. IMARCUS DODS
Let me know before you go out of town that I may not misdirect a Letter to you.
THE LETTERS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO MISS J. 1834-1851DUKE OF WELLINGTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MISDIRECT

  • abuse
  • be incompetent
  • be inefficient
  • blow
  • blunder
  • botch
  • bungle
  • confound
  • err
  • flub
  • foul up
  • fumble
  • goof
  • goof up
  • gum up
  • harm
  • maladminister
  • mess up
  • misapply
  • misconduct
  • misdirect
  • misemploy
  • misgovern
  • mismanager
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • muff
  • overlook
  • pervert
  • prostitute
  • screw up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.