mis·lead /mis-'lēd/ vb -led /-'led/, -lead·ingvt: to lead into a mistaken action or belief: to cause to have a false impressionvi: to create a false impression compare deceive
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
bait, be dishonest, befool, beguile, cause error, cheat, corrupt, counterfeit, cozen, create a false impression, cully, deceive, decipere, decoy, defraud, delude, dissemble, distort, double-cross, dupe, ensnare, entrap, fallere, falsify, fib, fool, give a false idea, give a false impression, guide astray, guide into error, guide wrongly, in errorem inducere, lead astray, lead into error, lie, misadvise, misdescribe, misdirect, miseducate, misguide, misinform, misinstruct, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, pervert, practice deception, prevaricate, seduce snare, sophisticate, swindle, take advantage of, take in, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth, trap, trick, varnish
betray (iead astray), brutalize, circumvent, cloak, confound, confuse (bewilder), corrupt, deceive, defraud, delude, disorient, distort, divert, dupe, ensnare, equivocate, evade (deceive), fabricate (make up), fake, feign, hoodwink, illude, inveigle, lie (falsify), misdirect, misguide, misinform, mislabel, misrepresent, misstate, obscure, overreach, palter, pervert, pettifog, pretend, prevaricate
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To give someone the wrong idea or impression about something; to deceive.adj.misleading
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.