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Misdirect   /mɪsdɪrˈɛkt/   Listen
Misdirect

verb
1.
Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.  Synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate.  "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" , "Do school counselors subvert young children?" , "Corrupt the morals"
2.
Lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions.  Synonyms: lead astray, misguide, mislead.
3.
Put a wrong address on.  Synonym: misaddress.



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"Misdirect" Quotes from Famous Books



... naught but misdirected energy. So long as every institution of today, economic, political, social, and moral, conspires to misdirect human energy into wrong channels; so long as most people are out of place doing the things they hate to do, living a life they loathe to live, crime will be inevitable, and all the laws on the statutes can only increase, but never ...
— Anarchism and Other Essays • Emma Goldman



Words linked to "Misdirect" :   modify, suborn, bastardize, carnalize, bastardise, vitiate, carnalise, direct, infect, address, misguide, change, lead, demoralise, lead off, take, demoralize, lead astray, poison, corrupt, debase, alter, conduct, sensualize, sensualise, guide



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