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.