mislead


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mislead (one) about (something)

To give one false or deceptive impressions or information about something; to lead one toward a wrong conclusion about something. The accountant had been misleading the bosses about the state of the companies finances while he secretly diverted funds into his own offshore accounts. Don't mislead him about your intentions in the relationship—he deserves to know the truth.
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mislead someone about something

to misrepresent something to someone. I hope you are not trying to mislead me about the price. I'm afraid I misled you on this matter.
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References in classic literature ?
Troy--but it is not quite so easy to mislead me as you seem to suppose.
Washington, Sept 17 ( ANI ): Researchers have warned consumers that they should be wary of advertisements for pharmaceuticals on the nightly TV news, as six out of 10 claims could potentially mislead the viewer.
Maybe at some point he fell into the trap of believing the end justifies the means, that it's OK to mislead somebody to get them to say what you need them to say, because the message is more important than how you get the message.
The resignations of Labour ministers Peter Mandelson and Beverley Hughes are cited in Adam Price's impeachment report as confirmation that ministers who mislead Parliament and the British public should quit.
Participants watch a slide presentation or a video that is meant to simulate witnessing an event, and then the participants read a narrative or answer questions that are meant to mislead them; the questions or narrative include information not actually contained in the slide presentation or video.