mislead vs misled :

mislead or misled

“Mislead” is the present tense form of this verb, but the past tense and past participle forms are “misled.” When you mislead someone you have misled them. The spelling error most often occurs in the phrase “don’t be mislead,” especially in advertising. Although this phrase refers to the future, the helping verb “be” requires the participle “misled”: “don’t be misled.”

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Definitions

  • v  lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
  • v  give false or misleading information to
News & Articles

  • Chinese Man Arrested After Making Fake Alien And Posting UFO Encounter Online
    After posting details of his close encounter online, a Chinese farmer was arrested by authorities for making a fake alien and misleading the masses. The farmer, identified only as Mr. Li by Chinese media, built an alien sculpture out of chicken wire and rubber, and then posted the photo online. As soon as the photos reached Chinese police officers, they sought out Li and arrested him for ...
    June 13, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Revlon Settles With SEC Over 2009 Stock Swap
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Revlon on Thursday settled Securities and Exchange Commission charges of misleading investors, for $850,000, without admitting or denying guilt. The SEC alleged that the cosmetics giant mislead its public investors in a 2009 shareholder swap with majority owner MacAndrews & Forbes. According to the SEC, Revlon violated securities laws by misleading investors on the value ...
    June 13, 2013 - TheStreet.com
  • Chinese Man Arrested After Making Fake Alien And Posting UFO Encounter Online
    After posting details of his close encounter online, a Chinese farmer was arrested by authorities for making a fake alien and misleading the masses. The farmer, identified only as Mr. Li by Chinese media, built an alien sculpture out of chicken wire and rubber, and then posted the photo online. As soon as the photos reached Chinese police officers, they sought out Li and arrested him for ...
    June 13, 2013 - Opposing Views

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Detroit News
  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - seattlepi.com