Misinform Mis`in*form", v. i. To give untrue information; (with against) to calumniate. [R.] --Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

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  • Misinform — Mis in*form , v. t. To give untrue information to; to inform wrongly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misinform — I verb conceal, create a false impression, deceive, delude, distort, exaggerate, falsa docere, falsify, give a false impression, misadvise, miscolor, misdirect, miseducate, misguide, misinstruct, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, misteach,… …   Law dictionary

  • misinform — (v.) late 14c.; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + INFORM (Cf. inform). Related: MISINFORMED (Cf. Misinformed); misinforming …   Etymology dictionary

  • misinform — [v] give wrong information intentionally bait and switch*, cover up, deceive, disinform, doublespeak*, double talk*, lead astray, lie, misdirect, misguide, mislead, misstate, mousetrap*, pervert, prevaricate, put on*, put on an act*, put on false …   New thesaurus

  • misinform — ► VERB ▪ give false or inaccurate information to. DERIVATIVES misinformation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misinform — [mis΄in fôrm′] vt. to supply with false or misleading information misinformant n. misinformer misinformation n …   English World dictionary

  • misinform — UK [ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔː(r)m] / US [ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔrm] verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms misinform : present tense I/you/we/they misinform he/she/it misinforms present participle misinforming past tense misinformed past participle misinformed to give …   English dictionary

  • misinform — misinformant, misinformer, n. misinformative, adj. misinformation /mis in feuhr may sheuhn/, n. /mis in fawrm /, v.t. to give false or misleading information to. [1350 1400; ME misenfourmen. See MIS 1, INFORM] Syn. mislead, misdirect. * * * …   Universalium

  • misinform — verb to give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information with intent to deceive Syn: misguide, mislead See Also: misinformant, misinformer …   Wiktionary

  • misinform — verb PREPOSITION ▪ about ▪ The parents had been misinformed about the incident. PHRASES ▪ be badly misinformed ▪ It became clear that the general had been badly misinformed …   Collocations dictionary

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