1. [ verb ] put a wrong address on
Synonyms: misaddress

"misdirect the letter"

Related terms: address
2. [ verb ] lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
Synonyms: mislead lead_astray misguide

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

Related terms: lead misdirection
3. [ verb ] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Synonyms: deprave corrupt demoralise debase debauch profane vitiate demoralize subvert pervert

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

Related terms: change poison lead_off whore sensualize bastardize suborn infect demoralization orgy corruption profanation violator pervert
Similar spelling:   misdirection