lead astray

Definitions of lead astray
  1. verb
    lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    synonyms: misdirect, misguide, mislead
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    type of:
    conduct, direct, guide, lead, take
    take somebody somewhere
  2. verb
    cause someone to believe an untruth
    synonyms: betray, deceive
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    Antonyms:
    undeceive
    free from deception or illusion
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    impersonate, personate, pose
    pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    bamboozle, hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone's eyes, snow
    conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
    fool or hoax
    masquerade
    pretend to be someone or something that you are not
    kid, pull the leg of
    tell false information to for fun
    type of:
    misinform, mislead
    give false or misleading information to
  3. verb
    teach immoral behavior to
    synonyms: lead off
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    type of:
    corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate
    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
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