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  Words related to lead astray

Related / Similar Words: deceive, betray, mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead off

 

Definition:
  • cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house";
  • lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver";
  • teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits";

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    Hyponyms: pose, impersonate, personate, bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false, gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across

     

    Derivational Morphology: double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitor, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation, deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker, misdirection, misleader

     

     
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