Synonyms of lead in English:

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verb

  • 4 he led a march to the city center
    be at the head of, be at the front of, head, spearhead; precede
    he led a march to the city center
    [Antonyms] follow
  • 5 she led a coalition of radicals
    be the leader of, be the head of, preside over, head, command, govern, rule, be in charge of, be in command of, be in control of, run, control, direct, be at the helm of; administer, organize, manage; reign over, be in power over
    informal head up
    she led a coalition of radicals
    [Antonyms] serve in
  • 6 the home team was leading at halftime
    be ahead, be winning, be (out) in front, be in the lead, be first, be on top
    the home team was leading at halftime
    [Antonyms] trail
  • 7 the champion was leading the field
    be at the front of, be first in, be ahead of, head; outrun, outstrip, outpace, leave behind, draw away from; outdo, outclass, beat
    informal leave standing
    the champion was leading the field
    [Antonyms] trail
  • 8 I just want to lead a normal life
    experience, have, live, spend

noun

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  • 1 I was in the lead early on
    the leading position, first place, the van, the vanguard; ahead, in front, winning
  • 5 detectives were following up a new lead
    clue, hint, tip, tip-off, suggestion, indication, sign, pointer

adjective

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Phrases

lead something off

let's lead off the meeting with a few words from Mr. Diaz beginstart (off)commenceopen informalkick off

lead someone on

were you leading her on with that talk about marriage? deceivemisleaddeludehoodwinkdupetrickfoolpull the wool over someone's eyes informalstring alonglead up the garden pathtake for a ridefleeceinveiglehornswogglescam

lead the way

  • 1.1 he led the way to the kitchen
    guide someone, conduct someone, show someone the way
  • 2.1 our corporation is leading the way in new technologies
    take the initiative, break (new) ground, blaze a trail, prepare the way, be at the forefront

lead up to

perhaps these informal meetings will lead up to a more formal relationship prepare the way forpave the way forlay the groundwork forset the scene forwork up/around to

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Synonyms of lead in English:

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noun

  • 1 informal get that lead down to forensics immediately
    bullet, slug, pellet; shot, buckshot, ammunition

Phrases

get the lead out

come on you guys—get the lead out! hurry upget a move onbe quick informalget crackingshake a leglook livelylook sharp datedmake haste

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