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

3 senses of misdirect

Sense 1
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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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
misdirect, misaddress -- (put a wrong address on; "misdirect the letter")
       => address, direct -- (put an address on (an envelope))

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