Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lead_astray

3 senses of lead astray

Sense 1
lead off, lead astray -- (teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits")
       => corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")

Sense 2
mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astray -- (lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver")
       => lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

Sense 3
deceive, betray, lead astray -- (cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

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