- [verb] teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
Synonyms: lead off
- [verb] lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
Synonyms: mislead, misdirect, misguide
- [verb] cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
Synonyms: deceive, betray
pose, impersonate, personate
bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across