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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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Dominance and deception in children and adults: Are leaders the best misleaders? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 312-321.
Sidney's Defence of poesy (written probably 1580; first published 1591), for all its glamour, insightfulness and deeply moving moments, is also a bewildered and bewildering attempt to defend poetry against Plato's indictment of poets as misleaders of the youth by using an Aristotelian notion of mimesis (but with a late mannerist nuance) coupled with Horace's amiable edification.
" We're confident that our clear principles, honesty about the tough timesweface and our ability to offer solutions, will provide the antidote for those who do not want more of the same, who do not want sound- bite politics and misleaders, but do want to join the only party in which the many, not the few, set the agenda." The poll was conducted as part of a Beaufort Omnibus survey which contacted 972 people across Wales between March 6 and March 15 in faceto-face interviews
Workers came close to a general strike in late August, but their Histradrut union misleaders backed away.
We need leaders who stand with working people, not misleaders who want to hand even more money to their wealthy cronies.
These forces will both push those reluctant to pursue class struggle actions to the left, and eventually may well be in positions to supplant such misleaders. They will also serve an invaluable function in coordinating campaigns and actions across borders, promoting international class solidarity and integrating class resistance in the same way that capital has reconfigured its coordinated and widening extraction of surplus.
A treasury of deception; liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes and frauds.
Most conflicts have real grounds that misleaders exaggerate and exploit for their political ambitions.
This critique of American labor from the far left will confirm all of the darkest suspicions those of the right have ever harbored about unions and union leaders--or "misleaders" (p.
The lists of leaders may in some cases be 'misleaders', distorted bythe efforts of one or two notable representatives, but the real achievers-andnon-achievers-are readily identifiable from the lucidly presented recordsof progeny performance.
The antagonistic mutual relationships between people's groups are basically the ones which are imposed upon them externally by the global system, by history, by chauvinist misleaders. Existing relationships among peoples are not of their own choice.
Would that the problem were merely Misleaders of Labor we could shoot a few leaders (or beat them up) and get them out of the way so that rank-and-file militancy and progressivism could flourish.
Voters are still free to democratically choose, to vote against those misleaders who put foreigners first, and British interest, an impoverished last.
This line, a destructive ultra-left initiative that failed to distinguish clearly between friends and enemies, targeted for attack the great mass of peasant activists who actually carried through the land reform, because they had failed to create "equality." In the Socialist Education Movement and later during the Cultural Revolution, Liu came forward with "left" in form, right in essence lines that, under super-revolutionary rhetoric, repeatedly targeted the mass of cadres down below rather than expose the misleaders up above.
Indians have, instead, to live with cynicism and misleaders. The disease stretches across the political spectrum.