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mislead

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisleadmis‧lead /ˌmɪsˈliːd/ ●●○ verb (past tense and past participle misled /-ˈled/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TRICK/DECEIVEto make someone believe something that is not true by giving them information that is false or not completemislead 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.→ See Verb table
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misleadThe report is a deliberate and obvious attempt to mislead.Agents are accused of misleading clients into signing up for savings plans that were actually insurance policies.They were accused of misleading customers about the nutritional value of their product.She had just assumed ... She had assumed rather a lot, it seemed - or perhaps Caro had deliberately misled her?Statements by officials, including some made by ministers in Parliament, have been used too often to mislead in connection with Ulster affairs.I can assure you there was no intention to mislead our insurers.Livingstone says there was no attempt to intentionally mislead the public.mislead somebody into believing/thinking etc somethingBut some critics claim that re-creations mislead the viewer into thinking he or she is watching a recording of the real thing.I would not want to mislead anyone into thinking that research is easy: it is hard and very time consuming work.It misleads one into thinking that a person is somehow divorced from his body, a disembodied observer of it.
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Verb table
mislead
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymislead
he, she, itmisleads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymisled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave misled
he, she, ithas misled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad misled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mislead
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have misled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam misleading
he, she, itis misleading
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you, we, theyare misleading
Past
I, he, she, itwas misleading
you, we, theywere misleading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been misleading
he, she, ithas been misleading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been misleading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be misleading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been misleading
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