Definition of misinform in English:

misinform

verb

[with object]
  • Give (someone) false or inaccurate information.

    ‘I'm afraid you have been misinformed’
    • ‘But they can at least try not to mislead or misinform us.’
    • ‘When a journalist misinforms readers on their way to the ballot box democracy is sacrificed.’
    • ‘I sincerely believe the hospital nurses were totally misinformed as to what was going on.’
    • ‘A new government website misinforms parents about how to protect their kids from sexually transmitted diseases.’
    • ‘I wonder how many people are still misinformed about how this disease is spread?’
    • ‘The Herald has misinformed voters and readers through it's actions.’
    • ‘Today he backed away from that statement, saying he was misinformed by exit polls.’
    • ‘We were also misinformed regarding how often there would be activity on the field which has resulted in the quality of life for residents deteriorating.’
    • ‘I guess you were misinformed by your inside source about our upcoming attack.’
    • ‘Whether intentionally or because he was misinformed by his advisors, he lied.’
    • ‘Public surveys show that the media misinforms most Americans about what is sexual abuse, and who is the sexual abuser.’
    • ‘The guild subsequently brought proceedings against the company accusing it of misinforming the consumer.’
    • ‘So tepid arguments between mumbling, incoherent, misinformed gentlemen speckle the news programmes.’
    • ‘You may feel that because you are only linking to a website which purports to be advertising this event, you are not actually misinforming people.’
    • ‘However, it is unacceptable to misinform your troops going into battle or mislead your citizens about why you are putting their sons and daughters in harm's way.’
    • ‘Repeating these fairy tales does no one any good (and, moreover, misinforms your readers).’
    • ‘Those liberals that you detest are not trying to misinform children in rural communities anymore than they are trying to misinform children in urban or suburban middle class communities.’
    • ‘In the final analysis, I think that it is the poor and misinformed parents who contribute to this dire plight.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for Darius he was misinformed as to what he was dealing with.’
    • ‘I did some research to make sure that I wasn't misinforming you and here's a few of the great discoveries that reportedly involved no vivisection.’
    mislead, misguide, misdirect, give wrong information to, delude, take in, deceive, lie to, fool, hoodwink, lead astray, throw off the scent, send on a wild goose chase, put on the wrong track, pull the wool over someone's eyes, pull someone's leg
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Pronunciation

misinform

/mɪsɪnˈfɔːm/