lead to believe

This page is about the collocation lead to believe

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to encourage somebody to believe something, or to hint that something might happen

For example

  • Before the election, you led us to believe that you wouldn't raise taxes if you won.

  • We'd been led to believe that if we worked for lower wages, we wouldn't lose our jobs.

Note:
A similar collocation is "lead sb to think (sth)"

Quick Quiz

If you've been led to believe something is true when it isn't, you've been

a. misled

b. mistaken

c. misunderstood

Contributor: Matt Errey