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 for misdirect
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Misdirect \Mis`di*rect"\, v. t.
     To give a wrong direction to; as, to misdirect a passenger,
     or a letter; to misdirect one's energies. --Shenstone.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch
           the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was
           accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors
           subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals" [syn:
           corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize,
           demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate,
           deprave, misdirect]
      2: lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong
         directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town
         driver" [syn: mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead
      3: put a wrong address on; "misdirect the letter" [syn:
         misdirect, misaddress]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "misdirect":
     be negligent, bias, bowl a googly, color, corrupt, garble,
     lead astray, maladminister, misaddress, misadminister, misadvise,
     misconduct, misconstrue, miseducate, misgovern, misguide,
     mishandle, misinform, misinstruct, misinterpret, mislead,
     mismanage, misrender, misrepresent, misrule, misteach, misuse,
     mystify, obfuscate, obscure, pervert, slant, strain, throw a curve,
     torture, varnish

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