Mis·lead v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misled p. pr. & vb. n. Misleading.] To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.
Trust not servants who mislead or misinform you. --Bacon.
To give due light
To the mislead and lonely traveler. --Milton.
Syn: -- To delude; deceive. See Deceive.
Mis·lead·ing, a. Leading astray; delusive.
adj : tending to deceive or mislead either deliberately or
inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the
storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a
misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in
ways that are misleading" [syn: deceptive]