Synonyms of lead
- 1. lead, advantage, vantage
- usage: an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
- 2. lead, Pb, atomic number 82, metallic element, metal
- usage: a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
- 3. lead, track, trail, evidence, grounds
- usage: evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
- 4. lead, leadership, leading
- usage: a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"
- 5. lead, angle
- usage: the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
- 6. lead, lead-in, lede, section, subdivision
- usage: the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
- 7. lead, score
- usage: (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
- 8. star, principal, lead, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
- usage: an actor who plays a principal role
- 9. lead, position, place
- usage: (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
- 10. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint, guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction
- usage: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
- 11. lead, lead story, news article, news story, newspaper article
- usage: a news story of major importance
- 12. spark advance, lead, timing
- usage: the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
- 13. leash, tether, lead, restraint, constraint
- usage: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
- 14. lead, leading, strip, slip
- usage: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
- 15. lead, pencil lead, graphite, black lead, plumbago
- usage: mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
- 16. jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cable, jumper, wire, conducting wire
- usage: a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
- 17. lead, turn, play
- usage: the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
- 1. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
- usage: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
- 2. leave, result, lead, produce, bring about, give rise
- usage: have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
- 3. lead, leave, result, lead
- usage: tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
- 4. lead, head, precede, lead
- usage: travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
- 5. lead, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
- usage: cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
- 6. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be
- usage: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
- 7. head, lead, direct
- usage: be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
- 8. lead, top
- usage: be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
- 9. contribute, lead, conduce, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
- usage: be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
- 10. conduct, lead, direct, perform, execute, do
- usage: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- 11. go, lead, be
- usage: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
- 12. precede, lead, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move ahead (of others) in time or space
- 13. run, lead, pass, make pass
- usage: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
- 14. moderate, chair, lead, hash out, discuss, talk over
- usage: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
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