Definition Of misdirect


send (someone or something) to the wrong place or in the wrong direction.

voters were misdirected to the wrong polling place

Example Of misdirect

  • A more sickening misdirection of American foreign policy cannot be imagined.

  • All in all, it's so effective that you almost accept the basic premise. It's a near-masterpiece of misdirection .

  • Apparently the kids were misdirecting him a bit, but he should have known the way.

  • As a response to the threat posed by international terrorism, the draft bill seems hopelessly misdirected - if only because terrorists do not normally come calling at the borders, begging for asylum.

  • But he is too subtle for drama, and it's the tragic misdirection of his talents that propels much of the novel's action.

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