1. [ verb ] lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
Synonyms: mislead misdirect misguide

"The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

Related terms: lead misdirection
2. [ verb ] teach immoral behavior to
Synonyms: lead_off

"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach 'em bad habits."

Related terms: corrupt
3. [ verb ] cause someone to believe an untruth
Synonyms: deceive betray

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

Related terms: undeceive misinform gull pose bamboozle double-crosser
Similar spelling:   lead_story