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Synonyms for misdirect

lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

put a wrong address on


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New Delhi [India], October 23 ( ANI ): After the Supreme Court sought a detailed reply from the Gujarat Government in connection with the Bilkis Bano gangrape case, the victim's counsel, Shobha Gupta, said the police officers manipulated the investigation in a manner to misdirect it.
Some Bush-aligned "conservative" media sought to misdirect public attention from the outrageous situation described by Wilson by focusing on the fact that his question had been "planted" by an embedded newspaper reporter.
a communications network even though the rest of the world's communications are disrupted," says the patent, adding that it could also be used to misdirect enemy missiles.
Misdirection: When a story damaging to the cartel picks up too much momentum to be spiked outright, the media will often try to misdirect the public's attention to another story.
Lord Allanbridge, who heard the appeal with Lord Cameron and Lord Caplan, said: "We consider that the trial judge did misdirect the jury.