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misdirect

Verb

1 corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals" [syn: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave]
2 lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver" [syn: mislead, misguide, lead astray]
3 put a wrong address on; "misdirect the letter" [syn: misaddress]

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English

Verb

  1. To direct something wrongly
  2. To put the incorrect address on a mail item

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