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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



... advance of humanity can take place without a great moral effort excited by higher moral desires. The masters of the legions can only set in action by their fiat material forces. Even these they often misdirect; but if the empire could have given every man Nero's golden house the inhabitants might still have ...
— Lectures and Essays • Goldwin Smith

... best investments. It is significant that it was the man who had only one talent who was guilty of neglecting it. Men with ten talents, men of large gifts and burning energies, either direct their powers nobly and usefully, or misdirect them irretrievably. It is those who belong to the rank and file of life who need this warning most. Others have an abundant store and sow to the spirit or the flesh with a lavish hand. But we, with our small gift, what boots our sowing? Our temptation as ordinary men is to neglect ...
— Natural Law in the Spiritual World • Henry Drummond



Words linked to "Misdirect" :   sensualize, infect, alter, sensualise, poison, lead, change, bastardize, guide, direct, modify, suborn, conduct, bastardise, take, lead off, carnalize, carnalise, address



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