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mis‧lead past tense and past participle misled [transitive]
to make someone believe something that is not true by giving them information that is false or not complete
mislead somebody about/over something
Politicians have misled the public over the dangers of these chemicals.
Don't be misled by appearances, he's a good worker.
mislead somebody into believing/thinking etc something
Don't be misled into thinking that scientific research is easy.

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