misdirect


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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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There are hundreds of businesses in Gower that depend on tourists and to misdirect their vital income to Pembrokeshire could have a huge impact on their viability.
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.
Nick's job is to go on talk shows and news programs and misdirect the focus from the subject at hand - lung cancer, advertising geared toward children - to something, anything, completely unrelated that makes the other side look bad.