|1.||[ verb ] lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions|
|Synonyms:||mislead misdirect misguide|
"The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
|Related terms:||lead misdirection|
|2.||[ verb ] teach immoral behavior to|
"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach 'em bad habits."
|3.||[ verb ] cause someone to believe an untruth|
"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
|Related terms:||undeceive misinform gull pose bamboozle double-crosser|