misinform misinform  /mɪs ˌɪn ˈfɔrm/

Definition(s):

  • (v) give false or misleading information to

Usage(s):

  1. They could thunder, and they could misinform, but they could not persuade.
  2. Racism in the crude sense does not necessarily motivate people to misinform pollsters, Hickman says.
  3. I said that I deplore attempts to misinform the public and to trigger political intervention.

News

  • The real nature of gunfire

    Though entertaining, Hollywood portrayals misinform the public about split-second decisions that officers must make when guns are involved, police say.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

Quotes

  1. "The bottom line is, we don't want to misinform consumers with some sort of implied message of difference," Glenn said. "There is no difference. These foods are as safe as foods from animals that are raised conventionally."
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Glenn Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is a minister who thinks it's appropriate to misinform Canadians about food safety during the world's worst listeriosis outbreak," said Liberal Leader Stephane Dion. "This is a minister who thinks it's appropriate to make jokes about...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Stephane Dion Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. Henry, in opposing the bill, said it would be "unconscionable to grant a physician legal protection to mislead or misinform a pregnant woman in an effort to impose his or her personal beliefs on his patient."
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: Brad Henry Source: CNN

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