Synonyms of 'mislead'
to give false or confusing information toMinisters knowingly misled the public.
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
Art dealers fool a lot of people.
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
take someone in (informal),
He was a real charmer who totally took me in.
She tried to bluff her way through the test.
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
He has been misinformed by members of his own party.
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
pull the wool over someone's eyes (informal),
a phony psychic who pulled the wool over everyone's eyes
take someone for a ride (informal), ,
give someone a bum steer (informal, mainly US)
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in the sense of beguile
to charm (someone) into doing something he or she would not normally doHe used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
in the sense of bluff
to pretend to be confident in order to influence (someone)She tried to bluff her way through the test.
in the sense of delude
to make someone believe something that is not trueWe delude ourselves that we are in control.
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