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

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

Related terms: lead misdirection
2. [ verb ] give false or misleading information to
Synonyms: misinform
Related terms: inform overstate lie deceive equivocate beat_around_the_bush sandbag misleader
Similar spelling:   misleader