misleads; misled/ˌmɪsˈlɛd/; misleading misleads; misled/ˌmɪsˈlɛd/; misleading
Learner's definition of MISLEAD
: to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true
We believe that her comments were deliberately meant to mislead the public.
Don't be misled [=fooled] by his friendly appearance—he's really a ruthless competitor.
The early results misled us into thinking we would win the election easily.
— misleadingadjective,[more misleading; most misleading]