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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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Recent studies have shown that there is a role of carcinogenic viruses like Human Papilloma virus and chronic irritation caused by continuous trauma from misdirected tooth or jagged tooth in causation of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity.
However, overturning his convictions, the Appeal Court ruled that the trial judge misdirected the jury on the definition of 'controlled waste.
McGrath Mr Rees argued the trial judge misdirected the jury about the law on self defence - under which McGrath would have been acquitted if the jury had believed she had protected herself from attack by using "reasonable force".
We have already heard evidence from one of the staff contributors at the Riverside meeting, that there has already been a death on Teesside as a result of a misdirected ambulance from Tyneside.
A village cul-de-sac is to be renamed in a bid to stop lorries getting stuck after being misdirected by their satellite navigation systems.
FINANCE firm Capital One, specialists in beating ID theft, told the ECHO that anyone finding the misdirected haul could have applied for credit cards, loans and other financial products in their name.
The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal ruled the jury which decided the restaurant had been defamed had been misdirected by the trial judge.
French long jumper Salim Sdiri was lucky to escape serious injury when a misdirected javelin thrown by Finland's Tero Pitkamaki embedded itself in his side during the IAAF Golden League meeting.
Oldham had chances to win the game but Porter misdirected a header over the crossbar from six yards out and Warne shot straight at the goalkeeper.
Incoming filled-in ballots can be intercepted, outgoing blank ballots can be misdirected by filing false postal forwarding notices, voters' signatures can be forged, votes can be bought, voters can be coerced or intimidated, and blind, senile, or intellectually disabled voters can be "assisted.
According to political analyst Michael Fauntroy, an assistant professor at George Mason University, the legislation's focus is misdirected.
I want to eliminate the excessive, misdirected government spending that has caused cuts to vital public services.
For Bruegmann, liberal thinking has perniciously misdirected many planning premises, but his blind defence of the market leaves him with little rational option than to push aesthetics out of his field of vision--decisions made on this basis when all other rationales fail are, he argues, subjective, by which I take him to mean arbitrary, whimsical, personal and formal and deeply interesting.
The father is a proud but misdirected professor; the mother is brilliant but sporadically demented.
It's a pastoral tableau whose elegiac mood is sharpened by these more immediate references to death, anguish, manipulation, delusion, and misdirected action.