lead to believe

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lead someone to believe something

Fig. to imply something to someone; to cause someone to believe something untrue. But you led me to believe that this watch was guaranteed! Did you lead her to believe that she was hired as a clerk?
See also: believe, lead
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I am lead to believe the Aussies will bring over the strongest side they have available but the proposed captain Brad Fittler will not be one of them having decided to retire from international football.