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Synonyms of 'mislead'

(verb) 
Definition
to give false or confusing information to
Ministers knowingly misled the public.
Synonyms
deceive
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
,
fool
Art dealers fool a lot of people.
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delude
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
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take someone in (informal)
He was a real charmer who totally took me in.
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bluff
She tried to bluff her way through the test.
,
beguile
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
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misdirect
,
misinform
He has been misinformed by members of his own party.
,
hoodwink
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
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lead astray
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pull the wool over someone's eyes (informal)
a phony psychic who pulled the wool over everyone's eyes
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take someone for a ride (informal)
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misguide
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give someone a bum steer (informal, mainly US)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of beguile
Definition
to charm (someone) into doing something he or she would not normally do
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
Synonyms
take in,
con (informal),
impose on,
gull (archaic),
take for a ride (informal),
in the sense of bluff
Definition
to pretend to be confident in order to influence (someone)
She tried to bluff her way through the test.
in the sense of delude
Definition
to make someone believe something that is not true
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
Synonyms
kid (informal),
take in (informal),
con (informal),
impose on,
gull (archaic),
bamboozle (informal),
take for a ride (informal),
lead up the garden path (informal),
misguide,
scam (slang)

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