I verb conceal, create a false impression, deceive, delude, distort, exaggerate, falsa docere, falsify, give a false impression, misadvise, miscolor, misdirect, miseducate, misguide, misinstruct, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, propagandize, report inaccurately II index betray (lead astray), bilk, cloak, deceive, delude, distort, equivocate, fabricate (make up), hoodwink, illude, lie (falsify), misdirect, misguide, mislabel, mislead, misstate, palter, prevaricate

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  • Misinform — Mis in*form , v. t. To give untrue information to; to inform wrongly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misinform — Mis in*form , v. i. To give untrue information; (with against) to calumniate. [R.] Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misinform — (v.) late 14c.; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + INFORM (Cf. inform). Related: MISINFORMED (Cf. Misinformed); misinforming …   Etymology dictionary

  • misinform — [v] give wrong information intentionally bait and switch*, cover up, deceive, disinform, doublespeak*, double talk*, lead astray, lie, misdirect, misguide, mislead, misstate, mousetrap*, pervert, prevaricate, put on*, put on an act*, put on false …   New thesaurus

  • misinform — ► VERB ▪ give false or inaccurate information to. DERIVATIVES misinformation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misinform — [mis΄in fôrm′] vt. to supply with false or misleading information misinformant n. misinformer misinformation n …   English World dictionary

  • misinform — UK [ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔː(r)m] / US [ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔrm] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms misinform : present tense I/you/we/they misinform he/she/it misinforms present participle misinforming past tense misinformed past participle misinformed to give …   English dictionary

  • misinform — misinformant, misinformer, n. misinformative, adj. misinformation /mis in feuhr may sheuhn/, n. /mis in fawrm /, v.t. to give false or misleading information to. [1350 1400; ME misenfourmen. See MIS 1, INFORM] Syn. mislead, misdirect. * * * …   Universalium

  • misinform — verb to give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information with intent to deceive Syn: misguide, mislead See Also: misinformant, misinformer …   Wiktionary

  • misinform — verb PREPOSITION ▪ about ▪ The parents had been misinformed about the incident. PHRASES ▪ be badly misinformed ▪ It became clear that the general had been badly misinformed …   Collocations dictionary

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