An example of to mislead is for a man to flirt with a woman in whom he is really not interested.
transitive verb-·led′, -·lead′ing
- to lead in a wrong direction; lead astray
- to lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
- to lead into wrongdoing; influence badly
transitive verbmis·led, mis·lead·ing, mis·leads
- To lead in the wrong direction.
- To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving. See Synonyms at deceive.
(third-person singular simple present misleads, present participle misleading, simple past and past participle misled)
mis- +"Ž lead