misled misled  /mɪs ˈlɛd/


  1. (v) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
  2. (v) give false or misleading information to


  1. The CIA IG concluded that the public had been misled about the interrogation program.
  2. They supported him fully until the police misled them, and that was to divide and separate him from them.
  3. Instead, he has a personal mission: his father died of lung cancer in 1996 at 65 and Pisani believes cigarette marketing misled him to an early grave.


  1. Realtors dial wrong numbers

    Red-faced Realtors admitted yesterday that their much-ballyhooed report claiming a record-breaking spike in pending home sales last month was sharply inflated — a stunning revelation that may have misled buyers and sellers alike and has prompted a promise of an investigation by Beacon Hill’s consumer protection chairman.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Police: Detroit man lied about being shot in leg

    A Detroit man could be headed from a hospital bed to a jail cell after deputies said he misled them by claiming he had been shot in the leg when he accidentally shot himself, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. Revlon paying $850K penalty to settle SEC charges

    Revlon paying $850K penalty to settle SEC charges The Securities and Exchange Commission found that during such a voluntary exchange offer to satisfy a $107 million debt to a controlling shareholder, Revlon misled investors by not telling them that an outside adviser had found the terms of the deal inadequate.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com


  1. "This indictment came out of left field," Geragos said. "Frankly I'm aghast. It looks like the government misled me and Greg as well, saying this case couldn't go forward without him."
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Mark Geragos Source: SI.com

  2. "BP misled investors about its safety procedures and its ability to respond to events like the ongoing oil spill, and we're going to hold it accountable," DiNapoli said in the statement.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Thomas DiNapoli Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "It looks as if people were misled about what happened," Brown, who faces a national election on May 6, said on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme on Sunday. "The banks are still an issue. They are a risk to the economy."
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Gordon Brown Source: Economic Times

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